Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market is a company operating a chain of natural and organic foods supermarkets. It focuses on products free from hydrogenated fats and artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. The company sells prepared foods, frozen foods, meat, beverages, seafood, as well as body care and beauty products, dairy, eggs, pantry essentials, and other products.

Employee Rating

3.5More
TypeSubsidiary
Parent CompanyAmazon
HQAustin, TX, US
Founded1980
Websitewholefoodsmarket.com
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
Whole Foods Market was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Austin, TX, US

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Key People/Management at Whole Foods Market

John Mackey

John Mackey

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Jason Buechel

Jason Buechel

Chief Operating Officer
Sonya Gafsi Oblisk

Sonya Gafsi Oblisk

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Keith Manbeck

Keith Manbeck

Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer
Cathy Strange

Cathy Strange

Vice President of Specialty and Global Cheese Expert
A.C. Gallo

A.C. Gallo

President & Chief Merchandising Officer
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Whole Foods Market Office Locations

Whole Foods Market has offices in Austin, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver and in 8 other locations
Austin, TX, US (HQ)
550 Bowie St
Atlanta, GA, US
1197 Peachtree St NE
Austin, TX, US
1105 N Lamar Blvd #200
Chicago, IL, US
640 N LaSalle Dr #300
Denver, CO, US
3012 Huron St
Emeryville, CA, US
6401 Hollis St #150
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Whole Foods Market Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1980
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

Inventories

500.0m517.0m471.0m

Current Assets

1.5b2.0b2.1b
Quarterly
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, 2015

Revenue/Employee

53.6k

Financial Leverage

1.5 x
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Whole Foods Market Operating Metrics

FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Jun, 2018Jan, 2019Mar, 2020Nov, 2020

SKUs per Store

32 k34 k35 k

Stores

399406414422431434441452456467461466470484496500500
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Whole Foods Market Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal 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

Whole Foods Market Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

77/100

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Whole Foods Market Online and Social Media Presence

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Whole Foods Market Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A

    77/100

  • CEO Rating

    B

    72/100

  • Compensation

    C+

    67/100

  • Diversity

    A

    78/100

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Whole Foods Market Blogs

New Whole Foods Market in Massapequa, N.Y., to open Oct. 6

Massapequa, N.Y. (Sept. 15, 2021) – Whole Foods Market will open its new 38,500-square-foot store, located in Sunrise Promenade at 5214 Sunrise Highway, Massapequa Park, N.Y., on Wednesday, Oct. 6. The new location’s assortment places an emphasis on local products from the Tri-State area, all hand-p…

Whole Foods Market to Launch Just Walk Out Technology at Two Stores Next Year

The stores, in Washington D.C. and Sherman Oaks, California, will give customers the choice to skip the checkout line for a faster, more convenient shopping experience. The stores will offer the same high-quality products and exceptional service from Team Members as other Whole Foods Market stores. …

New Whole Foods Market in Avon Village, Conn., now open

AVON, Conn. (Sept. 1, 2021) – Whole Foods Market opened its new 44,760-square-foot store, located in Avon Village at 50 Climax Road in Avon, Conn., on Wednesday, Sept. 1. The new location’s assortment places emphasis on local products from the New England area, all hand-picked by Whole Foods Market …

Whole Kids Foundation Gives Record $3 Million in Garden Grants

AUSTIN, Texas (August 18, 2021) — Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit established by Whole Foods Market and dedicated to helping to improve children’s nutrition, is granting a record $3 million in garden grants to help schools and nonprofit organizations start or expand edible learning spaces as it c…

Whole Foods Market Quality Standards could give parents an extra day of quality time annually, according to new survey

AUSTIN, Texas (Aug. 18, 2021) – A recent online survey, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Whole Foods Market, found that parents of kids under 18 reported spending an average of 27.2 minutes per week — equivalent to a cumulative 24 hours annually* – reading food labels and/or thinking about …

New Whole Foods Market in Avon Village, Conn., to open Sept. 1

AVON, Conn. (Aug. 4, 2021) – Whole Foods Market will open its new 44,760-square-foot store, located in Avon Village at 50 Climax Road in Avon, Conn., on Wednesday, Sept. 1. The new location’s assortment places emphasis on local products from the New England area, all hand-picked by Whole Foods Marke…
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Whole Foods Market Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Whole Foods Market founded?

    Whole Foods Market was founded in 1980.

  • Who are Whole Foods Market key executives?

    Whole Foods Market's key executives are John Mackey, Jason Buechel and Sonya Gafsi Oblisk.

  • How many employees does Whole Foods Market have?

    Whole Foods Market has 37,226 employees.

  • What is Whole Foods Market revenue?

    Latest Whole Foods Market annual revenue is $16 b.

  • What is Whole Foods Market revenue per employee?

    Latest Whole Foods Market revenue per employee is $430.6 k.

  • Who are Whole Foods Market competitors?

    Competitors of Whole Foods Market include Albertsons, Wegmans and Trader Joe's.

  • 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, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver and in 8 other locations.

  • How many offices does Whole Foods Market have?

    Whole Foods Market has 13 offices.