Whole Foods

Inside A Whole Foods Market Inc. Store As Earnings Figures Are Released
Produced is displayed at a Whole Foods Market Inc. store in Oakland, California, U.S., on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Whole Foods Market Inc. released earnings figures following the close of U.S. financial markets today. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesPhotograph by David Paul Morris — Bloomberg via Getty Images

    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.

    Company Info

    IndustryFood & Drug Stores
    Revenues ($ millions)14,194
    Company typePublic
    CEOJohn P. Mackey/Walter E. Robb
    Impact SegmentPublic Health/Nutrition

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    Fortune 500 Rank214
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    World's Greatest Leaders Rank49
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