At Whole Foods Market, they strive to serve their customers competently, efficiently, knowledgeably and with flair. They go to extraordinary lengths to satisfy and delight their customers and design their stores, train their Team Members and select their products with that goal in mind. By most accounts, they have been very successful. Visit anyone of their stores and you will enter into a world of healthy food choices. The older generation will continue to find comfort in Giant Foods selections. The AARP followers will still sip latte at Safeway while trolling aisles of store brand processed food products.
Whole Foods Market is not your grandmother’s grocery store. They cater to generation that is educated and make informed decisions about what goes in their body. One thing that we have discovered about Whole Foods Markets, they make great neighbors. Their values are recited on their website.
We know we’ve always been a little out of the ordinary. Those 19 people who started our first store were quite an idealistic bunch!
Early on, we adopted a set of core values to guide our purpose:
- Selling the highest quality natural and organic products available
- Satisfying and delighting our customers
- Supporting team member happiness and excellence
- Creating wealth through profits & growth
- Caring about our communities & our environment
- Creating ongoing win-win partnerships with our suppliers
- Promoting the health of our stakeholders through healthy eating education
We now number over 50,000 team members and are glad to report that our idealism and commitment to our core values are as strong as ever. (Sit in on a meeting and you’ll hear team members asking questions like “How does that action support our Core Values?” It’s a tough crowd!)
Yes, we are a publicly held company and have to make a profit to survive in the marketplace. But we’ve proven that a company can do good and do well if the doing comes from the heart. Luckily, our success helps us bring about change in the marketplace, which we hope will lead to good things for you and us and the planet.
If you would like to be a Whole Foods Neighbor, click on the name of the store near you. You will see what homes are available. See one you like, give me a call at 301-509-5111 and I will make arrangements for you to see it up close and personal!
Like a good neighbor…Whole Foods is there !!!