Whole Foods Market's average store size worldwide 2008-2017

Whole Foods Markets have seen a steady increase in average store size worldwide. In 2008, the average Whole Foods Market had a gross square footage of 36 thousand, and by 2017 this figure had reached 40 thousand square feet.

Retail Sales of Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market specializes in natural, organic, and healthy foods, dubbing itself “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store”. In 2017, Whole Foods Market was acquired by the e-commerce giant Amazon, which vowed to make sweeping changes to the grocery retailer. Most of Whole Foods Market’s retail sales are attributed to perishable foods, such as produce and fresh meat, at 48.4 percent in 2017.

Most Popular Grocery Stores in America

If cost were not a factor, most Americans would prefer to shop for groceries at Publix, H-E-B, or Hy-Vee, according to a September 2017 survey. Whole Foods Market was another popular place to shop for food, with 45 percent of Americans indicating they would prefer to shop there if money was no object. When it comes to which food retailers are the most trustworthy, Walmart and Kroger were rated highly by U.S. consumers.

Average size of Whole Foods Market's stores worldwide from 2008 to 2017

Size in gross square footage
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Release date

November 2017



Survey time period

2008 to 2017

Supplementary notes

Fiscal years 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011 and 2010 were 52-week years and fiscal year 2012 was a 53-week year.
Fiscal year 2017 ended on September 24.

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