Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market is a grocery store company serving their services in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom. They also operate several sister companies named as Allegro Coffee, Whole Journeys, Whole Foods Marker Services, Whole Foods Market and many more. The main head office of the firm situated in Texas, United States. The firm has employed more than 91,000 employees for serving their services. The parent of the company is Amazon. The company was founded on September 20, 1980, by John Mackey, Renee Hardy Lawson, Mark Skiles and Craig Weller. The firm only sells products which are free from artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and hydrogenated fats. The company controls more than 494 stores in North America and the United Kingdom. On August 23, 2017, the firm merged with Amazon.com. The company provides several in-stores services named as Café, Flower Shop, Dry Cleaning, Pharmacy, Petrol Station, Car Parking, Glass Hire, Recycling and Garden Centers.
The Whole Food only offers USDA-Certified organic foods to customers. The firm website provides information on the criteria for selling products. In 2006, the firm was named as World’s Greatest Food Retailer by The Grocer. The firm does not sell meat or milk products which are from cloned animals. The online website of the company also offers recipe related to Dessert Recipes, Gluten Conscious, Seafood Recipes, Breakfast Recipes, and Snacks & Light Bites.
Whole Foods Market History
The John and Renee loaned $45,000 from family and began a small food store named as Saferway. The first opened in Austin, Texas. The founder deported from their apartment because for storing products. After the evicted from apartments, they started living in store. Later, the firm merged with Clarksville Natural Grocery and became Whole Foods Markets. At that time, the company had only 18 employees. In 1984, the firm opened their store in Houston and Dallas. The company expanded their store in Palo Alto, California. In 2000, the firm acquired Natural Abilities. In 2004. The company opened their store in the United Kingdom. Currently, the firm operates nine stores in the United Kingdom market. The company entered into the Canadian market in 2002.