|Exchange:||NASDAQ national market|
|Stock:||Whole Foods Market Inc|
|Whole Foods Market, Inc., a Texas corporation, was incorporated in 1978. It completed its initial public offering in January 1992. The Company is a retailer of natural and organic foods and a Certified Organic’ grocer. It has one operating segment, natural and organic foods supermarkets. The Company offers natural and organic products with a strong emphasis on perishable foods. Its product selection includes, but is not limited to: produce and floral, grocery, meat, seafood, bakery, prepared foods and catering, coffee, tea, beer, wine, cheese, nutritional supplements, vitamins, body care, and lifestyle products including books, pet products, and household products. Its main competitors include local, regional, national and international conventional and specialty supermarkets, natural foods stores, warehouse membership clubs, online retailers, smaller specialty stores, farmers’ markets and restaurants. Its main trademarks include: ‘Whole Foods Market,’ the ‘Whole Foods Market’ logo, ‘365 Everyday Value,’ the ‘365 Everyday Value’ logo, ‘AFA,’ ‘Allegro Coffee Company,’ ‘America’s Healthiest Grocery Store,’ ‘ANDI,’ ‘Awesome Eats,’ ‘Bread & Circus,’ ‘Capers Community Market,’ ‘Dark Rye,’ ‘Eco-Scale,’ ‘Fresh & Wild,’ ‘Fresh Fields,’ ‘Grab & Give,’ ‘Greenlife Grocery,’ ‘Green Mission,’ ‘Harry’s Farmers Market,’. The Company is subject to various local, state, federal and international laws, regulations and administrative practices affecting its business.|
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