Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market is an American supermarket chain that is know for specializing in natural and organic foods

Whole Foods Market is an American supermarket chain that is know for specializing in natural and organic foods. The company was founded by Walter Robb in 1978, in Austin, Texas, United States.

Whole Foods Market was acquired by Amazon in 2017, but have maintained their focus to sell certified organic food only, and on a national scale. They offer an online store that allows customers to see weekly sales, browse products, and place delivery/pickup orders for their groceries.

COVID-19

In response to the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Whole Foods Market looks to continue to serve their customers. They have adjusted their hours to expand delivery times, to provide enhanced cleanliness and sanitation protocols, and to give at-risk populations time to shop if necessary. They look to remain an option as an essential business for people during the pandemic, and will provide delivery via no-contact service.

Timeline

People

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Role
LinkedIn

Dave Suechting

Investor

Esteban Amador Algelt

Investor

Evan Chase

Founder

IDRISSI ABDELAZIZ

Investor

Palani Samy

Investor

Paulo Viana

Investor

Rebecca Geiger

Founder

Further reading

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Coronavirus Prompts Instacart and Amazon Strikes Over Health Concerns

Noam Scheiber and Kate Conger

Web

March 31, 2020

Whole Foods Market | Whatever Makes You Whole

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Whole Foods Market

Walter Robb

Austin, Texas, United States

Organic food retail

News

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July 9, 2020
WebWire
Whole Foods Market will open its new 46,000 square-foot store in Washington, D.C., located at 967 Florida Avenue NW, at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 23. Special features of the new Florida Avenue store include: , , , , , , • Friends of Whole Foods Market venue PLNT Burger, offering plant-based classics like burgers available for takeout., , • Produce department offering fresh fruits and vegetables, including selections from five local growers like Gotham Greens and Bowery Farms along with a ra...
June 17, 2020
WebWire
Whole Foods Market opened a new 47,000 square-foot store in Harbor East, located at 711 S Central Ave on Wednesday, June 17. The store serves as a relocation of the 1001 Fleet Street store. Special features of the new Harbor East store include: , , , , , , • Friends of Whole Foods Market venues, including Gypsy Queen Café and Ejji Ramen will be open for take out orders., , • Seafood counter featuring fresh and frozen seafood, with all offerings being either sustainable wild-caught or Responsibl...
Reuters Editorial
March 31, 2020
U.S.
A group of workers at Whole Foods Market called on others to phone in sick at all of the grocer's stores on Tuesday to protest what they say is a lack of adequate compensation and protections from the coronavirus.
Noam Scheiber and Kate Conger
March 31, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The two companies are the latest targets of labor action by groups fearing virus exposure on the job.
March 12, 2020
WebWire
Whole Foods Market will open its new 47,000 square-foot store in Harbor East, located at 711 S Central Ave at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 9. The store will serve as a relocation of the existing store on Fleet Street. "We can't wait for our customers to experience their new Harbor East store," said Kim Tate, Store Team Leader. "We're excited to provide our customers with an even larger selection of high-quality, fresh and innovative products, a wide range of prepared foods for breakfast, lun...
February 11, 2020
WebWire
On Feb. 20, Whole Foods Market customers in New York, Los Angeles, Austin and Atlanta can indulge in an evening of Italian culinary discovery at intimate pop-up dinners co-hosted by the grocer's cheese, wine and culinary experts alongside Italian cheesemakers and prosciutto suppliers. Each 'A Little Italy' event will feature an authentic, family-style meal composed of six courses, including Cacio e Pepe featuring Pecorino Romano with Parmigiano Reggiano grated tableside and Osso Buco serve...
February 5, 2020
WebWire
Whole Foods Market and Amazon will celebrate Valentine's Day by bringing back a special discount for Prime members on sustainably sourced roses from Feb. 7-14. Prime members can purchase two dozen Whole Trade Guarantee roses for just $19.99, while supplies last. On Feb. 14, customers at Whole Food Market stores across the U.S. can have their bouquets festively wrapped while picking up other gifts and shopping. Plus, in more than 2,000 cities and towns, Prime members also have the option t...
Hayley Peterson
October 29, 2019
Business Insider
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey sent an email memo on Monday summarizing the findings of an internal employee survey with 68,000 responses.
Kate Taylor
October 10, 2019
Business Insider
A new report from Oxfam puts Walmart above Amazon-backed Whole Foods on workers' rights throughout the supply chain.
October 7, 2019
WebWire
Whole Foods Market will open its new 40,400 square-foot Midtown Houston store located at 515 Elgin Street, at 8 a.m. on Thursday, November 7. Opening day celebrations will include complimentary coffee, local product sampling and music before the store opens. Additionally, the first 200 customers will receive a custom Whole Foods Market Midtown Houston reusable canvas tote bag and a savings card with a mystery value ranging between $5 and $100. "We're thrilled to bring Whole Foods Market t...
October 4, 2019
WebWire
Whole Foods Market will open its new 40,000 square-foot Tempe store located at 750 S. Ash Avenue, at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6. The store will serve as a relocation of the existing Tempe store located at 5120 S. Rural Road. Opening day celebrations will include complimentary refreshments, bites and music before the store opens. Additionally, the first 300 customers will receive a custom Whole Foods Market Tempe reusable shopping bag and a savings card with a mystery value ranging bet...
September 20, 2019
WebWire
Whole Foods Market is expanding distribution of topical CBD products to 13 additional states this month, making CBD products available in a total of 359 Whole Foods Market stores across the U.S. Along with the broadened availability, the retailer is also adding exclusive CBD bath items from Pacha Soap Co., including CBD Mineral Soak, CBD Whipped Soap, CBD Bar Soap and CBD Froth Bombs. "Our shoppers have expressed a growing interest in CBD products," said Jennifer Coleman, Global Senior...
Hayley Peterson
September 16, 2019
Business Insider
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez weighed in on the move on Saturday, calling it "part of the casual dehumanization of working people."
Nick Statt
September 13, 2019
The Verge
National grocery chain Whole Foods, which is owned by multibillion-dollar corporation Amazon, is cutting medical benefits for hundreds of part-time employees. The decision, according to the company, is designed "to better meet the needs of our business and create a more equitable and efficient scheduling model."
September 13, 2019
WebWire
Whole Foods Market will open its new 45,000 square-foot West Seattle store, located at 4755 Fauntleroy Way SW in The Whittaker Apartment Complex, at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 9. Opening day celebrations will include music and complimentary samples from local vendors before the store opens. The first 300 customers will receive a Whole Foods Market West Seattle reusable canvas tote bag including snacks, swag and a savings card with a mystery value ranging between $5 and $100. "We can't w...
September 13, 2019
WebWire
Whole Foods Market will open its new 45,000 square-foot West Seattle store, located at 4755 Fauntleroy Way SW in The Whittaker Apartment Complex, at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 9. Opening day celebrations will include music and complimentary samples from local vendors before the store opens. The first 300 customers will receive a Whole Foods Market West Seattle reusable canvas tote bag including snacks, swag and a savings card with a mystery value ranging between $5 and $100. "We can't w...
September 9, 2019
WebWire
Quality drives millennial food shopping, and they are willing to pay more for it, according to a new Whole Foods Market survey. Eighty percent of millennials value quality when it comes to food shopping, and nearly 70 percent are willing to spend more money on high quality foods. These findings are part of a new survey released today that examines millennial food, health and grocery shopping preferences, which was conducted independently by YouGov on behalf of the retailer. The national o...
Akanksha Rana
July 25, 2019
U.S.
Amazon.com Inc on Thursday reported its first profit miss in two years and said income would slump in the current quarter, as the online retailer ramps up spending on one-day delivery to spark sales growth.
June 26, 2019
WebWire
Whole Foods Market will open its new 32,000 square-foot Weehawken store, located at 1400 Waterfront Terrace in The Shops at Lincoln Harbor, at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 26. Opening day celebrations will include complimentary Balthazar Bakery pastries and Café Grumpy coffee before the store opens, with the first 100 customers receiving a Whole Foods Market reusable canvas tote bag. Additionally, shoppers can sample an assortment of products from local suppliers on opening day and throughout op...
June 18, 2019
WebWire
Amazon Canada, TD and Mastercard today announced the launch of the Amazon.ca Rewards Mastercard. MBNA, a division of Toronto-Dominion Bank, is issuing this card on Mastercard's global payments network. Starting today, eligible Prime members can earn 2.5% back at Amazon.ca and Whole Foods Market in Canada when using the Amazon.ca Rewards Mastercard and 1% back on all other eligible purchases. Prime members who use their card in the US or globally earn 2.5% back on purchases in a foreign cur...
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