Whole Foods says Some Customer Payment Info Compromised

Whole Foods says the credit/debit card info of customers at stores with restaurants or taprooms may have been stolen.

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Officials with the Whole Foods grocery store chain say customers who eat or drink at certain of its locations may have had their payment information stolen.

Whole Foods says in a statement there’s been unauthorized access to the credit or debit card information of customers at stores that feature restaurants or taprooms.

The company says those areas operate on a different system than the main checkout lanes, which it says were not impacted.

Typically those stores are in or near cities.

In recent years Whole Foods has made an effort to open locations in underserved urban areas.

The chain has more than 450 stores nationwide.

Whole Foods is declining to say how many stores or customers have been impacted.


But the company does state that the systems that were hit do not connect to Amazon.com, which recently acquired Whole Foods for almost $14 billion.


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