Fast Facts

Co-CEOs: John Mackey and Walter Robb

Founders: John Mackey, Rene Lawson Hardy, Craig Weller and Mark Skiles

First store: Austin, Texas, opened Sept. 20,1980, with a staff of 19

Headquarters: 550 Bowie St. Austin, TX 78703 (above flagship store at 525 N. Lamar Blvd.)

Stock Exchange symbol: WFM (NASDAQ), member since Jan. 23, 1992

Sales: $15.4 billion in fiscal year 2015

Stores: More than 435, throughout the U.K., Canada, and in 42 U.S. states – Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

Total Team Members: More than 91,000

“100 Best Companies to Work For”: ranked by FORTUNE magazine for 18 consecutive years, since the list’s inception

Store brand products: More than 2,600 natural and organic products under the Whole Foods Market, 365 Everyday Value and Whole Catch brands

Size: Eighth largest food and drug store in the U.S.

Fortune 500 list: Number 218