John P. Mackey
Whole Foods Market
1980–Present
Whole Foods Market
1980–Present
Through a series of acquisitions, Mackey transformed Whole Foods from a small, niche player in the grocery retail business into a major enterprise. In many ways, Mackey and Whole Foods have brought organic and natural foods into the mainstream of America through capitalizing on the greater health consciousness that has permeated society in the past twenty years. By the end of the century, Whole Foods had over 100 stores in more than 20 states.

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