Thanks to the global awareness about eating healthier and being more health conscious, Whole Foods has emerged as a leader in the grocery store industry. Other well known grocery stores that have seen their customers migrate to Whole Foods find themselves having to revamp their stores to have bigger selections of organic and natural products that cater to a more health conscious public just as Whole Foods does.
The original Whole Foods Market was opened in 1978 by John Mackey and his girlfriend Rene Lawson in Austin Texas. The store was then called Saferway and sold all natural food products. In 1980 Mackey partnered with Weller and Skiles to merge the Saferway with Clarksville Natural Grocery, resulting in the first store with the name Whole Foods Market.
This original store was 12,500 square feet and had 19 members of staff; it was at the time the largest health food store in existence. Today the Whole Foods Market has 291 stores in 38 states, six stores in Canada and six stores in the United Kingdom.
There are many career opportunities within Whole Foods Market. If you are interested in working in one of their many stores you can work as: team member, associate team leader, department team leader, associate store team leader, or store team leader. There is also the specialized team member opportunity which includes buyers, specialists, receivers, supervisors, chefs/cooks, and estheticians. The store opportunities also include specialized store support such as human resources, accounting, IT, and marketing.
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No doubt, you'll have a great experience working for Whole Foods. In fact, their team members have chosen them as one of FORTUNE® magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" — not once, not twice, but every year for the last 15 years.
Here is a list of Whole Foods job benefits.
- Medical Care
- Personal Wellness Account
- Dental Plan
- Vision Plan
- Health Care Reimbursement Account
- Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
- Life Insurance
- Disability Insurance
- 401(k) Retirement Savings
- Team Member Discount
- Paid Time Off
- Leaves of Absence
- Banking and Other Benefits
- Team Member Stock Purchase Plan
- Team Member Stock Option Plan
- Team Member Emergency Funds
If you're interested in working at a grocery store, it doesn't get any better than working for them. Their history, benefits, customer and employee satisfaction, and performance in the grocery store industry speaks for itself. Click the link below to apply today!