- Whole Foods started as a small store called SaferWay.
- The company has an emphasis on charity and giving back.
- The store banned plastic bags in 2008.
- Amazon Prime users get a discount at Whole Foods.
Whole Foods began as a small health food store opened by a 25-year-old college dropout.
Co-founders Mackey and Lawson Hardy lived at their store.
Mackey follows a plant-based diet.
The OG Whole Foods was damaged in a flood.
The company expanded by purchasing other natural food chains.
Whole Foods branched into e-commerce in the late '90s.
The chain's stores have been plastic bag-free since 2008.
Whole Foods operates several charitable foundations.
Employees have open salaries.
Despite being CEO, Mackey himself has an annual salary of $1.
There are more than 470 locations in three countries.
The company has a budget-focused chain called Whole Foods 365.
Amazon Prime members enjoy a variety of perks at Whole Foods.