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

3.6More
TypeSubsidiary
Parent CompanyAmazon
HQAustin, US
Founded1980
Websitewholefoodsmarket.com
Cybersecurity ratingDMore
Whole Foods Market was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Austin, 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 Officer
Keith Manbeck

Keith Manbeck

Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer
A.C. Gallo

A.C. Gallo

President & Chief Merchandising Officer
Patrick Bradley

Patrick Bradley

President, Southern Pacific Region
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Whole Foods Market Office Locations

Whole Foods Market has offices in Austin, Chicago, Denver, Emeryville and in 10 other locations
Austin, US (HQ)
550 Bowie St
Austin, US
1105 N Lamar Blvd #200
Chicago, US
640 N LaSalle Dr #300
Denver, US
3012 Huron St
Emeryville, US
5980 Horton St #200
Fort Lauderdale, US
6451 N Federal Hwy #600
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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

399 406 414 422 431 434 441 452 456 467 461 466 470 484 496 500 500
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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

D

63/100

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Whole Foods Market Online and Social Media Presence

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Whole Foods Market Blogs

Whole Foods Market Introduces the Thanksgiving Turkey Protection Plan to “Insure” America’s Most Anticipated Meal

AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 10, 2020) – Today, Whole Foods Market and Progressive Insurance introduce the Thanksgiving Turkey Protection Plan, the first-ever “insurance” for the beloved centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal. Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving for the first time, or you’re scarred from a pre…

New Whole Foods Market in Westbury, N.Y., now open

WESTBURY, N.Y. (Nov. 5, 2020) – On Thursday, Nov. 5., Whole Foods Market opened a new 57,000-square-foot store located at 867 E. Gate Blvd. Special features of the new Westbury store include: Coffee bar featuring on-tap nitro cold brew and rotating tea flavors. Seasonal offerings for fall include pu…

New Whole Foods Market in Sherman Oaks now open

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2020) – On Saturday, Oct. 31, Whole Foods Market opened a new 54,000-square-foot store located at 14311 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, California. Special features of the new Sherman Oaks store include: Sherman Hops, a taproom offering 30 beers on tap from local brewer…

New Whole Foods Market in Sunnyvale, Calif., now open

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2020) – On Thursday, Oct. 29, Whole Foods Market opened a new 56,573-square-foot store located at 150 E. McKinley Ave., Sunnyvale, California. Special features of the new Sunnyvale store include: Floodcraft Brewing Co., opening with beers on tap, cocktails-to-go and a to-…

New Whole Foods Market in Fort Lauderdale now open

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Oct. 28, 2020) – On Wednesday, Oct. 28, Whole Foods Market opened a new 47,000-square-foot store, located on the northwest corner of the Federal Highway and 17th Street intersection at 501 SE 17th St. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Special features of the new Fort Lauderdale sto…

New Whole Foods Market in Westbury, N.Y., to open Nov. 5

WESTBURY, N.Y. (Oct. 22, 2020) – Whole Foods Market will open its new 57,000-square-foot store, located at 867 E. Gate Blvd. at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5. Special features of the new Westbury store include: Coffee bar featuring on-tap nitro cold brew and rotating tea flavors. Seasonal offerings for…
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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 34,993 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 $458.1 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, Chicago, Denver, Emeryville and in 10 other locations.

  • How many offices does Whole Foods Market have?

    Whole Foods Market has 15 offices.