For 40 years, Whole Foods Market has been the world's leading natural and organic foods retailer. As the first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market has over 498 stores in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. To learn more about Whole Foods Market, please visit media.wfm.com.

​Higher Purpose

Whole Foods Market’s purpose is to nourish people and the planet. We realize that selling high quality food is not enough, that we also have a responsibility to the people, communities and environment where we source and sell our products. We make our decisions based on this stakeholder model. Making sure we consider and balance the needs of all the stakeholders in our business.

John Mackey

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Jason Buechel

Chief Operating Officer and CIO

Sonya Gafsi Oblisk

Chief Marketing Officer

A.C. Gallo

President and Chief Merchandising Officer

Glenda Flanagan

Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor

Keith Manbeck

CFO and Chief Administrative Officer

Christina Minardi

Executive Vice President, Operations

Jim Sud

Vice President, Growth and Business Development

Conscious Leadership & Culture

Our leaders are committed to fulfilling the higher purpose, core values, and leadership principles of our company.

Stakeholder Orientation

Our leaders are committed to fulfilling the higher purpose, core values, and leadership principles of our company.

Our Core Values

  • We Sell the Highest Quality Natural and Organic Foods
  • We Satisfy and Delight Our Customers
  • We Promote Team Member Growth and Happiness
  • We Practice Win-Win Partnerships With Our Suppliers
  • We Create Profits and Prosperity
  • We Care About Our Communities and the Environment