Profile: Whole Foods Market Inc (WFM.OQ)
11 Jul 2014
Whole Foods Market, Inc. (Whole Foods Market), incorporated on August 15, 1980, is a retailer of natural and organic foods. The Company operates in one segment: natural and organic foods supermarkets. As of September 29, 2013, it operated 362 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The Company’s stores average 38,000 square feet in size and are supported by its Austin headquarters, regional offices, distribution centers, bakehouse facilities, commissary kitchens, seafood-processing facilities, meat and produce procurement centers, and a specialty coffee and tea procurement and roasting operation. In February 2014, Whole Foods Market Inc acquired leases from Safeway Inc for seven locations formerly operated as Dominick's stores.
Whole Foods Market offers a range of natural and organic products with a focus on perishable foods. Its product selection includes, but is not limited to: produce and floral, grocery, meat, seafood, bakery, prepared foods and catering, coffee, tea, beer, wine, cheese, nutritional supplements, vitamins, body care, and lifestyle products including books, pet products, and household products. The Company’s 365 and 365 Organic Everyday Day Value brands account for approximately half of its exclusive brand items. In addition, brands include the Whole family of brands (Whole Foods Market, Whole Catch, Whole Fields, Whole Pantry, Whole Living and Whole Paws), Allegro Coffee, Engine 2, Wellshire Farms, and Nature’s Rancher, among others.
Whole Foods Market also has The Whole Deal, its printed value guide, available in all its stores in the United States and Canada, as well as online. The Company’s products, such as frozen items, breads and prepared foods, carry its Health Starts Here logo. In addition, its stores feature signage on the Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI), which is a scoring system that ranks foods based on nutrient density (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals) per calorie.
Whole Foods Market Inc
550 Bowie Street
AUSTIN TX 78703-4644