Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market is an Austin, Texas–based natural foods
grocer, which, as of October 2005, consisted of 178 locations
in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.
Its CEO is John Mackey. Whole Foods is widely known
throughout the United States for its high quality natural food
products, many of which qualify as certified organic.
Whole Foods is currently in the midst of an international
expansion; in 2004 the company purchased a chain of seven
natural food stores in the United Kingdom called Fresh &
Wild. Whole Foods joined the ranks of the Fortune 500 in 2005,
entering the list for the first time at position 479.
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