Whole Foods management has lost it's ever-loving mind. The reason for Whole Foods existence is to keep its shelves stocked with foodstuffs. The customer could care less how efficiently those food items reach the shelves, and they have an expectation that when they enter the store, the food item as advertised by Whole Foods is on the shelf.
Management of the company has disregarded practically every common-sense management tool made available to them to reach this cost-cutting goal that, in the end, will most likely result in a reduction of customer loyalty. Management at every level should be forced into the stores to explain to customers why the shelves are empty.