Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market is a company operating a chain of natural and organic foods supermarkets. It sells products free from hydrogenated fats and artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives.

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

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Key People/Management at Whole Foods Market

Scott Allshouse

Scott Allshouse

President, Mid Atlantic Region
Jason Buechel

Jason Buechel

Chief Operating Officer
Glenda Flanagan

Glenda Flanagan

Executive Vice President & Senior Advisor
Bart Beilman

Bart Beilman

Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Retail Operations
Rick Bonin

Rick Bonin

President, North Atlantic Region
Sonya Gafsi Oblisk

Sonya Gafsi Oblisk

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
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Whole Foods Market Office Locations

Whole Foods Market has offices in Austin, Chicago, Denver, Emeryville and in 9 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
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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, 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
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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 Online and Social Media Presence

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Whole Foods Market Blogs

Whole Foods Market Announces Winners of Annual Supplier Awards

Whole Foods Market has announced the winners of its eighth annual Supplier Awards, honoring 32 of the company’s suppliers for their outstanding achievements in 2019 and ongoing commitments to quality, environmental stewardship, organic integrity, innovation, purpose and partnership. This year’s hono…

Whole Foods Market Celebrates Italian Cuisine with Pop-Up, Trattoria-Style Dinners Across the Country

On Feb. 20, Whole Foods Market customers in New York, Los Angeles, Austin and Atlanta can indulge in an evening of Italian culinary discovery at intimate pop-up dinners co-hosted by the grocer’s cheese, wine and culinary experts alongside Italian cheesemakers and prosciutto suppliers.

Whole Foods Market in Downtown Nashville to Open February 28

Whole Foods Market will open its new 44,500 square-foot store in downtown Nashville, located at 1202 Broadway, at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. As part of the opening day celebrations, guests can enjoy complimentary coffee and pastries from local supplier Stay Golden before the store opens. The first 2…

Whole Foods Market Opens in Richmond

Whole Foods Market in Richmond opens its doors to the public at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30. Located at 2024 West Broad Street, the former location of Pleasants Hardware, the new 47,000 square-foot store incorporates the original brick façade, wooden beams and other historic elements of the Kaufman …
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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 Scott Allshouse, Jason Buechel and Glenda Flanagan.

  • 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 Trader Joe's, Sprouts Farmers Markets and Wegmans.

  • 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 9 other locations.

  • How many offices does Whole Foods Market have?

    Whole Foods Market has 14 offices.