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    Whole Foods helped create the market for natural, healthy food­—and in doing so “set a standard for grocery stores,” says New York University food studies, nutrition, and public health professor Marion Nestle. The Austin-based grocer prompted giants from Walmart to Kroger to up their organic game. Whole Foods continues to push for change through initiatives like its animal-welfare standards, its refusal to sell overfished seafood, and its requirement that all products it sells containing genetically modified ingredients be labeled as such by 2018.

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    Company Info

    Sector
    Retailing
    Industry
    Food & Drug Stores
    Country
    U.S.
    Revenues ($ millions)14,194
    Company type
    Public
    CEO
    John P. Mackey/Walter E. Robb
    Websitehttp://www.wholefoodsmarket.com
    Impact Segment
    Public Health/Nutrition

    Fortune Rankings

    Fortune 500 Rank214
    Fortune 500 Profilehttp://fortune.com/fortune500/whole-foods-market-214
    Most Powerful Women Rank-
    Most Powerful Women Profile-
    World's Greatest Leaders Rank49
    World's Greatest Leaders Profilehttp://fortune.com/worlds-greatest-leaders/john-mackey-49/