Whole Foods was founded in 1980 on the belief that where food comes from, and how it’s grown, matters. It meant creating quality standards, working with suppliers who achieve them, and sharing that information with our customers. And it radically changed the way people understood and shopped for food.
The result has been the highest quality natural and organic products, an unmatched experience in more than 460+ stores, with a passionate team of over 86,000 team members, 5 percent of our total net profits given back to our communities each year, and millions of customers who put their trust in us every day.
And since day one, we’ve worked hard to build the best environment for all 86,000+ Whole Foods team members. We’ve landed on the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list 20 times! When you work at Whole Foods, we take care of you.
We know we’ve always been a little out of the ordinary. What began with 19 passionate people in our first store has grown to over 87,000 team members, over 470+ stores across the US, UK and Canada and our idealism and commitment to our core values is as strong as ever.
We seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun we bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what we’re all about. Oh yeah, we’re a mission-driven company too.