Whole Foods Corporate Office AddressWhole Foods Market, Inc.
550 Bowie St
Austin, TX 78703
Contact Whole FoodsPhone Number: (512) 477-4455
Fax Number: (512) 482-7000
ExecutivesCEO: John P. Mackey & Walter Robb
CFO: Glenda Jane Flanagan
COO: A. C. Gallo
Whole Foods History
Whole Foods Market began in 1978 when current co-CEO John Mackey and his girlfriend opened a natural food store called SaferWay in Santa Monica, California.
In 1980, SaferWay merged with another natural grocery store, resulting in the first Whole Foods location in Austin, Texas.
The following year, a huge flood devastated Austin. Whole Foods lost all of their inventory and had no insurance. Neighbors chipped in to help fix the damage.
In 1984, Whole Foods expanded to Houston and Dallas. In 1988, the expansion continued to New Orleans. In 1989, a Palo Alto location was opened on the west coast.
The company continued to grow in the 90s and the 100th location opened in Torrence, CA in 1999.
There were several acquisitions in the 2000′s and the chain continued to grow. A flagship 80,000 sq ft store was built in Austin in 2005, which also serves as the Whole Foods corporate office.
Today the company operates more than 330 locations in the US, Canada and the UK.