Whole Foods Market Overview

  • Founded
  • 1980
Founded
  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged
  • Employees
  • 91,000
Employees
  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A
  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $13.2B
Latest Deal Amount

Whole Foods Market General Information

Description

Retailer of natural and organic food products in North America and the UK. The company offers a variety of food products including meat, cheese, chocolates, dried fruit, and nuts, dairy products, that do not contain artificial flavors, colors, preservatives or sweeteners with free delivery and pick-up services thereby enabling its customers to purchase plant-based and grocery products.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Acquired/Merged
(Operating Subsidiary)
Financing Status
Formerly VC-backed
Primary Industry
Specialty Retail
Other Industries
Food Products
Parent Company
Primary Office
  • 550 Bowie Street
  • Austin, TX 78703-4644
  • United States
+1 (512) 000-0000
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Whole Foods Market Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
7. Merger/Acquisition 28-Aug-2017 $13.2B 00000 000.00 Completed Profitable
6. Secondary Transaction - Open Market 12-Apr-2017 00000 Completed Profitable
5. Secondary Transaction - Private 20-Nov-2012 00000 Completed Profitable
4. Secondary Transaction - Open Market 08-Jan-2009 000.00 00000 00.000 Completed Profitable
3. PIPE 02-Dec-2008 00000 00000 Completed Profitable
2. IPO 23-Jan-1992 $4.5M Completed Profitable
1. Later Stage VC 01-Jan-1988 $4.5M $4.5M Completed Generating Revenue
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Whole Foods Market Comparisons

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Industry
HQ Location
Employees
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Last Financing Details
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Whole Foods Market Competitors (6)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Food Giant Supermarkets Corporate Backed or Acquired Henderson, KY 0000 000000&0
0000000 0000000 00 Formerly PE-Backed Phoenix, AZ 00000 00000 000000 - 000 00000
00000 0000 Formerly PE-Backed Fletcher, NC 0000 000.00 0&0
000000 00000 Venture Capital-Backed Saint Louis, MO 000 00000 000000000 00000
000 00000 000000 Private Equity-Backed Greensboro, NC 0000 00000 00000000
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Whole Foods Market Patents

Whole Foods Market Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-20080177572-A1 Methods for developing and conducting a nutritional treatment program Granted 29-Sep-2006 000000000 00
US-7788113-B2 Methods for developing and conducting a nutritional treatment program Expired - Fee Related 29-Sep-2006 000000000 00

Whole Foods Market Executive Team (20)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
John Mackey Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
Anthony Gallo President & Chief Operating Officer
Scott Allshouse President, Mid-Atlantic Region
Michael Bashaw President, Midwest Region
Patrick Bradley President, Southern Pacific Region
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Whole Foods Market Board Members (4)

Name Representing Role Since
John Mackey Whole Foods Market Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member 000 0000
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Whole Foods Market Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Growth
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %ile
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

Key Data Points

Twitter Followers

5.5k

Similarweb Unique Visitors

15.0K

Majestic Referring Domains

314

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Whole Foods Market Former Investors (8)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
1ST Interstate Capital Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
American Customer Satisfaction Index Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Criterion Capital Management Hedge Fund Minority 000 0000 000000 0
FIS Holdings Growth/Expansion Minority 000 0000 000000 0
JANA Partners Hedge Fund Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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Whole Foods Market Investments & Acquisitions (15)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
0000000 00000 23-Feb-2021 0000000000 Specialty Retail 0000 0000
000000 00 000 26-Jul-2017 00000 Food Products
000000000 10-Mar-2016 00000 0000 0000 Specialty Retail 000000 00
000000000 000 19-Nov-2015 00000 0000 00.00 Food Products
Mendocino Farms 12-Oct-2015 Secondary Transaction - Private Restaurants and Bars 00000 000
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Whole Foods Market Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
000000000 00000 12-Oct-2015 000000000 00000000 Completed
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0000 0000 00000000 28-Aug-2007 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
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Harry's Farmers Market 08-Oct-2001 Merger/Acquisition 0000 Completed
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