AUSTIN, Texas (March 9, 2017) – Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) earned a spot on FORTUNE magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, marking the 20th consecutive year the company has received the recognition. America’s Healthiest Grocery Store™ ranked No. 58 on this year’s list, and is one of just 12 companies to make the list every year since its inception in 1998. Fortune has named that group of 12 companies “Great Place to Work For Legends.”

“It’s an honor to be named on FORTUNE’s ‘Best Places to Work For’ list for 20 years,” said John Mackey, CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods Market. “We’re grateful for our team members, who are dedicated to our core values and who have helped our business grow over the past four decades.” 

FORTUNE highlighted the many Whole Foods Market employees who feel respected and appreciated at work. FORTUNE also mentions the perks and programs that the company offers for its employees, as well as compensation and work-life balance.

Last month, Whole Foods Market once again earned a spot on FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” list.

The “100 Best Companies to Work For” list and related stories appear in the next issue of FORTUNE and at



About The Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For®

To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. The ranking is based on feedback from more than 276,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified™ companies with more than 1,000 employees.

Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a great place to work for employees – measured and ranked through our analysis of the results of our Trust Index© survey and Culture Audit© questionnaire. 

Through the Trust Index©, employees anonymously assess their workplace, including the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees' personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 5% or less. Companies' results on the Trust Index© survey are compared to peer organizations of like size and complexity. The Culture Audit© includes detailed questions about benefits, programs and practices.

To be considered for our Best Workplaces lists, companies must become Great Place to Work-Certified™. Details are available at