Whole Foods Market, Inc.

Whole Foods Market, Inc.

Whole Foods Market, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1978

Headquarters

550 Bowie Street,Austin, TX 78703-4644

Type of Company

Private

Employees (Worldwide)

10K - 1M

Industries

Retail: Food & Beverage
Wholesale: Consumer Non-Durables/Sundries
Agriculture & Mills
Other Business & Consulting Services
Internet Software & Services
Food

Company Description

Whole Foods Market, Inc. engages in the retailing business of natural and organic foods. It operates a chain of natural and organic foods supermarkets in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The Firm's products include beverages, body care, snacks, frozen, pantry staples, supplements and gift baskets and also eco-scaling cleaning products. The company was founded by John Mackey, Renee Lawson Hardy, Craig Weller and Mark Skiles in 1978 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

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Executives & Employees

Co-Founder

President & Chief Merchandising Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

General Counsel & Global Vice President, Legal Affairs

Chief Marketing Officer

President, Pacific Northwest Region

President, South Region

President, North East Region

President, Northern California Region

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Recent Transactions
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Amazon.com, Inc. purchases Whole Foods Market, Inc.

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Slow Dough Bread Co. purchases Whole Foods Market, Inc. (Kitchen & Bakery) from Whole Foods Market, Inc.

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Whole Foods Market, Inc. purchases New Frontiers Natural Marketplace /4 Stores from New Frontiers Natural Marketplace

Transaction Advisors
Accountant

Advised onWhole Foods Market, Inc. purchases Fresh Fields, Inc.

Accountant

Advised onWhole Foods Market, Inc. purchases Fresh & Wild Holdings Ltd.

Legal Advisor

Advised onWhole Foods Market, Inc. purchases Wild Oats Markets, Inc.

Investment Advisor

Advised onWhole Foods Market, Inc. purchases Wild Oats Markets, Inc.

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Advised onWhole Foods Market, Inc. purchases Wild Oats Markets, Inc.

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Advised onAmazon.com, Inc. purchases Whole Foods Market, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Senior Advisor

Former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial & Accounting Officer at Whole Foods Market, Inc.

Real Estate Agent

Executive Managing Director at Newmark & Company Real Estate, Inc.

Key Stats and Financials As of
Market Capitalization
$13.4B
Total Enterprise Value
Earnings Per Share
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Political Donations
$500
2011
$1,000
2010
$250
2010
Investments
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Instacart is one of many food start-ups that have sprung up in the last few years, eager to take advantage of customers with refined palates who are too busy to grab takeout or go grocery shopping.

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Mendocino Farms LLC owns and operates a chain of restaurants, which provides sandwiches and salads. Its products include chocolate chips, oatmeal chocolates, chipotle barbecue chicken, smoked goudas, pickled red onions, turkey meatball lollipops, romaine lettuces, and red pepper compotes. The company was founded by Mario Del Pero in December 2005 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Investors
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Founder at The Yucaipa Companies LLC

Suppliers
One Liberty Properties, Inc. Trusts & Funds | Great Neck, New York

One Liberty Properties, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. It acquires, owns, and manages a geographically diversified portfolio of retail, industrial, office, and other properties under long term leases. Its leases are net leases and ground leases, under which the tenant is responsible for real estate taxes, insurance and ordinary maintenance and repairs. One Liberty Properties was founded on December 20, 1982 and is headquartered in Great Neck, NY.

SunOpta, Inc. Internet Software & Services | Brampton, Canada

SunOpta, Inc. engages in the sourcing, processing, and packaging of organic and non-genetically modified food and beverage products. It operates through the following segments: Global Ingredients, Plant-Based Foods and Beverages, and Fruit-Based Foods and Beverages. The Global Ingredients segment focuses on the procurement and sale of specialty and organic grains and seeds, raw material ingredients, value-added grain and cocoa-based ingredients, and organic commodities. The Plant-Based Foods and Beverages segment offers a full line of plant-based beverages and liquid and dry ingredients, as well as broths, teas and nutritional beverages. The Fruit-Based Foods and Beverages segment offers quick frozen fruit for retail and bulk frozen fruit for food service, and custom fruit preparations for industrial use. The company was founded on November 13, 1973 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada.

United Natural Foods, Inc. Hospitals & Patient Services | Providence, RI

United Natural Foods, Inc. engages in the distribution of natural, organic, and specialty foods and non-food products. The firm operates through the following segments: Wholesale and Retail. The Wholesale segment is engaged in the national distribution of natural, organic, specialty, produce, and conventional grocery and non-food products, and providing retail services in the United States and Canada. The Retail segment derives revenues from the sale of groceries and other products at retail locations operated by company. It offers food and non food, frozen, perishables, bulk, body care products and supplements. The company was founded by Michael S. Funk and Norman A. Cloutier in July 1976 and is headquartered in Providence, RI.

Awards & Honors
Rank #58
2017
Fortune Magazine - The 100 Best Companies to Work For
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #181
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #181
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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