Whole Foods

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Whole Foods Market in 2010 Core Values and Strategy Wilmington University Name: Whitney Newman Date 1/13/13 Overview: Provide a brief overview of the company. Include such details as its history, present day situation, and any other pertinent information you think is helpful in understanding the company (points 5) * Whole Foods Market was founded in 1980 working with natural and healthy foods in Austin, Texas; it’s one of the world’s largest of natural and organic foods supermarkets. In 2009, the sales total $8 billion and had 289 stores in the U.S. The Whole Foods Market plans to come up with strategies to help improve the company but to do so understanding the core values plays a major role in the company’s planning. The strategies…show more content…
(points 15) | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | Gross profit margin (gross profit as a % of sales revenue) | % | % | % | % | % | Direct store expenses as a % of sales revenues | % | % | % | % | % | Store contribution as a % of sales revenue | % | % | % | % | % | General and admin expenses as a % of sales revenues | % | % | % | % | % | Operating profit margin (operating income as a % of sales revenues) | % | % | % | % | % | Net Profit margin (net income as a % of sales revenue) | | | | | | Return on Equity (net income as a % of sales revenue) | | | n/a | n/a | n/a | 6. How well is Whole Food Market performing from a strategic perspective? Does Whole Food enjoy a competitive advantage over its 3 chief rivals – Wild Oats, Fresh Market and Trader Joe’s? Does the company have a winning strategy? (points 15) 7. What recommendations would you make to John Mackey regarding the actions that Whole Foods’ management needs to take to sustain the company’s growth and financial performance? (points

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