Core Values: Whole Foods Market, Inc.

By | April 13, 2014

[April 13, 2014]  Over the past decade there has been a transformation of food quality production, distribution, and service to the customer.  Whole Foods Market is one of the organizations that has played a major leadership role in the transformation and can be said to be America’s Healthiest Grocery Store™ (at least according to them and they have a good point). 

Core Values1The following list of Whole Foods Market “core values reflect what is truly important to us as an organization. These are not values that change from time to time, situation to situation or person to person, but rather they are the underpinning of our company culture:”

  • 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

Mission1: Whole Foods defines its mission in terms of “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet,” incorporating the highest quality, least processed, unadulterated foods with a decentralized, self-directed team culture.  They also allow innovation and experimentation to occur at the store level, as managers are permitted to choose up to 10% of store items, allowing stores to cater to local tastes and availability. 

The company seeks out the best natural and organic foods available, maintains the strictest quality standards, and has a commitment to sustainable agriculture.  They bring “excitement and fun” to shopping for groceries. 

Truly, a successful company and they are able to achieve it by dedication and adhering to their values and mission. 

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[1]  http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/mission-values/core-values

 

 

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