Whole Foods Market Inc. is an American supermarket chain specializing in organic food that opened on September 20, 1980, in Austin, Texas, its current headquarters. As of September 2015, the company has 91,000 employees and 431 supermarkets among the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and has its main produce procurement office in Watsonville, California.
As of 2015, founder John Mackey and Walter Robb are co-CEOs of the publicly traded company, with John Elstrott as chairman. Whole Foods Market became a Fortune 500 company in March 2005 and is the 30th largest retailer in the U.S. based on 2014 revenue.(Wikipedia)