What Are Whole Foods Mission Statement

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Whole Foods Market in 2010 Whole Market Foods was founded in Austin, Texas in 1980 as a local supermarket that provided natural and organic foods. Since 1980 Whole Foods Market has grown to be the largest natural and organic food market. They currently have 289 stores in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. The company had sales revenues of eight billion dollars in 2009. Whole Foods Market’s mission statement is: “Whole Foods, Whole People, and Whole Planet”. The “Whole Foods” portion of the mission statement is defined by the company looking locally and globally to find the best organic food with the least amount of additives to put on the shelves for their customers. The “Whole People” portion is what they do for their employees. They recruit the best people and empower them to make decisions in operational situation. By doing this I believe the employees take ownership in the company because they believe their voice is heard. The “Whole Planet” portion is what the company does for the whole planet. They support organic farming on a global basis and they believe this will help protect the environment for the farmers and protect our greatest asset the earth. They offer shoppers promotions such as the “nickel for bag” to…show more content…
Modify the growth of new stores in acquisitions and opening new stores to a more sustainable level. There were reports that they were considering reinstating their dividend in the near future (Reports that Whole Foods may reinstate their Dividend, 2010). Whole Foods Strategy as a whole has been working. They have the ability of picking prime real estate locations coupled with choosing the right companies to acquire. They should move forward with growth but at a more conservative pace. Their biggest obstacle is competition and their constant objective of penetrating desirable markets is working for them

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