Whole Foods Facts and Statistics (2021) | By the Numbers



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Here are the more interesting Whole Foods facts and statistics I was able to dig up. As always, I will be adding more and updating these periodically as I find new stuff. Be sure to check back regularly.

whole foods facts statisticsPlease note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others, so some of these are based on news reports and not official company tallies. All stats are linked to their source. No stat listed on DMR should be considered in making any type of investment decision. In other words: This is the best I can find, but I don't guarantee anything.

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Whole Foods Facts

  • Year founded: 1980
  • Headquarters: Austin, TX
  • Location of first Whole Foods: Austin, TX
  • Parent Company: Amazon
  • Founders: John Mackey, Renee Hardy-Lawson, Mark Skiles, Craig Weller

Whole Foods Statistics

Number of Whole Foods Stores:

523 Stores

Last updated 2/28/21


Areas in which Whole Foods are located:

United Stats, Canada and the United Kingdom


Cities in which Amazon offers Prime Now 2 hour delivery to Whole Foods customers:

Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Richmond, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and Virginia Beach

Last updated 6/25/18


Number of Whole Foods employees:

95,000 employees

Last updated 2/28/21


Amount Amazon paid to purchase Whole Foods in 2017:

$13 billion

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  • Employees
  • Earnings
  • Revenue
  • Growth
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