Assessment-Whole-Foods-Market

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According to the Whole Foods, Inc. Annual 10k Report (2009) Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket and America’s first national “Certified Organic” grocer. Our Company mission is to promote the vitality and well-being of all individuals by supplying the highest quality, most wholesome foods available. Since the purity of our food and the health of our bodies are directly related to the purity and health of our environment, our core mission is devoted to the promotion of organically grown foods, food safety concerns, and the sustainability of our entire ecosystem. We opened our first store in Austin, Texas in 1980 and completed our initial public offering in January 1992. As of September 27, 2009, we operated 284 stores: 273 stores in 38 U.S. states and the District of Columbia; six stores in Canada; and five stores in the United Kingdom.

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Assessment#2- Competitive Forces and SWOT AnalysisGerry T. HickmanStrayer University - Charleston CampusDr. Ron SteffelBUS599: Crafting & Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage Concepts and CasesApril 22, 2010 BackgroundAccording to the Whole Foods, Inc. Annual 10k Report (2009) Whole Foods Market is the world's leading natural and organic foods supermarket and America's first national "Certified Organic" grocer. Our Company mission is to promote the vitality and well-being of all individuals by supplying the highest quality, most wholesome foods available. Since the purity of our food and the health of our bodies are directly related to the purity and health of our environment, our core mission is devoted to the promotion of organically grown foods, food safety concerns, and the sustainability of our entire ecosystem. We opened our first store in Austin, Texas in 1980 and completed our initial public offering in January 1992. As of September 27, 2009, we operated 284 stores: 273 stores in 38 U.S. states and the District of Columbia; six stores in Canada; and five stores in the United Kingdom.Our sales have grown rapidly through new store openings, acquisitions and comparable store sales growth, fromapproximately $92 million in fiscal year 1991, to approximately $8.0 billion in fiscal year 2009, a compounded annual growth rate of approximately 28%. We are a Fortune 500 company, ranking number 324 on the 2009 list. Our 284 store

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