Whole Foods Market is engaged in the business of natural and organic foods supermarket. The Company has stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom and sells products that meet its self-created quality standards for being "natural", which the store defines as minimally processed foods. It also sells many USDA-certified organic foods and products that aim to be environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible.

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TypeSubsidiary
Parent CompanyAmazon
HQAustin, US
Founded1978
Websitewholefoodsmarket.com
Whole Foods Market was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Austin, US
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Key People/Management at Whole Foods Market

John Mackey

John Mackey

CEO
Jason Buechel

Jason Buechel

Executive V.P. and CIO
Keith Manbeck

Keith Manbeck

Executive V.P. and Chief Financial Officer
Sonya Gafsi Oblisk

Sonya Gafsi Oblisk

Global V.P., Global Marketing
Ken Meyer

Ken Meyer

Executive V.P., Operations
Jim Sud

Jim Sud

Executive V.P., Growth and Business Development
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Whole Foods Market Office Locations

Whole Foods Market has offices in Austin, Glendale, Watsonville, Emeryville and in 9 other locations
Austin, US (HQ)
550 Bowie St
Austin, US
1105 N Lamar Blvd #200
Bellevue, US
15 Lake Bellevue Dr #100
Chicago, US
640 N LaSalle Dr #300
Denver, US
3012 Huron St
Emeryville, US
5980 Horton St #200
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Whole Foods Market Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1978
Whole Foods Market is a subsidiary of Amazon

Whole Foods Market Revenue

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Whole Foods Market's revenue was reported to be $16.03 b in FY, 2017 which is a 1.9% increase from the previous period.
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

15.4b15.7b16.0b

Revenue growth, %

2%2%

Cost of goods sold

10.0b10.3b10.6b

Gross profit

5.4b5.4b5.4b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Revenue

4.7b3.6b3.6b4.8b3.7b3.7b4.9b3.7b3.7b

Cost of goods sold

3.0b2.3b2.3b3.2b2.4b2.4b3.3b2.5b2.5b

Gross profit

1.6b1.3b1.3b1.6b1.3b1.3b1.7b1.3b1.3b

Gross profit Margin, %

35%36%36%34%35%35%34%34%34%
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

237.0m351.0m322.0m

Accounts Receivable

218.0m242.0m242.0m

Prepaid Expenses

108.0m167.0m143.0m

Inventories

500.0m517.0m471.0m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Cash

266.0m323.0m257.0m679.0m805.0m472.0m350.0m412.0m279.0m

Accounts Receivable

204.0m214.0m216.0m212.0m230.0m319.0m251.0m255.0m246.0m

Prepaid Expenses

89.0m87.0m102.0m115.0m162.0m147.0m123.0m119.0m117.0m

Inventories

491.0m476.0m484.0m564.0m521.0m523.0m554.0m508.0m483.0m
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

536.0m507.0m245.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

439.0m498.0m495.0m

Inventories

(61.0m)(11.0m)42.0m

Accounts Payable

20.0m13.0m63.0m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Net Income

167.0m326.0m479.0m157.0m299.0m419.0m95.0m194.0m300.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

125.0m225.0m331.0m147.0m259.0m376.0m189.0m305.0m417.0m

Inventories

(53.0m)(39.0m)(47.0m)(67.0m)(25.0m)(25.0m)(37.0m)6.0m29.0m

Accounts Payable

5.0m21.0m16.0m(16.0m)4.0m(2.0m)(19.0m)6.0m(2.0m)
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Whole Foods Market Operating Metrics

FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Jun, 2018Jan, 2019

SKUs per Store

32 k34 k35 k

Stores

399 406 414 422 431 434 441 452 456 467 461 466 470 484 496
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Whole Foods Market Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Wild Oats MarketplaceFebruary 22, 2007
Allegro Coffee Company
Bowie Strategic Investments, Inc.
Fresh & Wild Holding Limited
Fresh & Wild Limited
Mrs. Gooch’s Natural Food Markets, Inc.
Nature’s Heartland, Inc.
The Sourdough, A European Bakery, Inc.
WFM Beverage Corp.
WFM Beverage Holding Company
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Whole Foods Market Revenue Breakdown

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Whole Foods Market revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 97.0% from United States and 3.0% from Other

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Whole Foods Market Online and Social Media Presence

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Whole Foods Market Blogs

Whole Foods Market offers shoppers a delicious deal to celebrate Pi(e) Day

Whole Foods Market is celebrating Pi(e) Day once again, offering shoppers the opportunity to pick up their favorite large bakery pies for $3.14 off the normal sale price, with an additional 10 percent off for Prime members.

Whole Foods Market unveils its first-ever top beauty and wellness trends in celebration of fifth annual Beauty Week

In celebration of Beauty Week 2019, Whole Foods Market’s global beauty buyers and experts have unveiled their inaugural list of top beauty and wellness trends for the year: Superfoods for beauty, beauty-oriented supplements, vegan cosmetics, sleep supporters and microbiome-friendly beauty products a…

Whole Foods Market, Amazon and Chase Launch Donation Campaign to Support Whole Planet Foundation

Whole Foods Market announced today that Amazon and Chase will donate an amount equal to 2% of in store and online purchases made with an Amazon Rewards Visa Card – up to a maximum of $1,000,000 – to Whole Planet Foundation, a nonprofit organization that alleviates global poverty through microloans.

Whole Foods Market invites shoppers to honor the ‘King of Cheeses’ during 11th annual Parm Crack

For the eleventh straight year, Whole Foods Market will celebrate the “king of cheese,” Parmigiano Reggiano, during a special event at hundreds of stores around the country. On Saturday, February 23 at 3pm, Whole Foods Market cheesemongers and Certified Cheese Professionals (CCPs) at hundreds of sto…
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Whole Foods Market Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Whole Foods Market founded?

    Whole Foods Market was founded in 1978.

  • Who are Whole Foods Market key executives?

    Whole Foods Market's key executives are John Mackey, Jason Buechel and Keith Manbeck.

  • What is Whole Foods Market revenue?

    Latest Whole Foods Market annual revenue is $16 b.

  • Who are Whole Foods Market competitors?

    Competitors of Whole Foods Market include Raley's, The Fresh Market and Kroger.

  • Where is Whole Foods Market headquarters?

    Whole Foods Market headquarters is located at 550 Bowie St, Austin.

  • Where are Whole Foods Market offices?

    Whole Foods Market has offices in Austin, Glendale, Watsonville, Emeryville and in 9 other locations.

  • How many offices does Whole Foods Market have?

    Whole Foods Market has 14 offices.