No secret that I love Costco. I like Whole Foods almost as much. Both companies have good values and good labor practices, and make business decisions that pay off in the long-term. Sad then to see Whole Foods being battered by a short-term-focused market, because their same-store sales are up a _mere_ 8% this year. Daniel Gross in _Slate_, however, things that the company is still a good investment, and if I had any money to put in the stock market I’d go along with his recommendation.