Co-CEOs: Walter Robb and John Mackey
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: $11.7 billion in fiscal year 2012
Stores: More than 340, throughout the UK, Canada and 39 states in the United States – Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, 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 73,000
“100 Best Companies to Work For”: ranked FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years since the list’s inception
Store brand products: More than 2,400 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 264