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Whole Foods brings the world of natural and organic foods into the supermarket format.
Div. (Yield) $0.48 (0.9%)Current Yield . . . . .. . 1.57%
Great experiences as a customer.
Good food. Socially conscious. Treats employees right. Friendly experience. My gut tells me WFM will only grow.
looking like a good entry point
The best of the best of the best, SIR!
still a ton of potential growth in just the US alone!
- sells organic product at premium prices- high growth- con: competition - con: slow down or reversal of "health" trend
They offer a luxury experience while also including value, and the experience is consistently better than at competing stores. Current customers will stick around and new customers will discover them as they continue to expand.
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Great niche market. Lots of room left to grow
Whole Foods has spearheaded the profitability of consumer-conscious grocery sales. The merger of Safeway and Kroger hint that volume sales is reaching a point of diminishing returns, leaving room for WFM to further differentiate themselves.
Whole Foods will continue to grow as more Americans start caring about where their food comes from and what is in their food. Whole Foods also has a very stable labor force because their employees actually like to work there.
They are building new stores rapidly. Consumer demand for fresh and healthy foods is growing as climate change and unhealthy foods are becoming more well known.
good food is good thing.
more people eating healthy, more stores
Whole Foods market is one of the Best retail grocery shopping experiences in the United States.WFM is a LONG - TERM BUY!!!WHOVPLLC
Whole Foods has a healthy balance sheet and plans to continue to expand. The long term prospects for earnings growth are good and their customer base is loyal.Disappointing 1st quarter earnings report missing expectations and reduced outlook for the year dropping the stock price a few points making it even more attractive.
Very long term growth and maturity story. As the company matures, more FCF will be returned to shareholders. As stores mature, more FCF will be generated from each store. By company's own admission, older stores generate an ROIC upwards of 100%, whereas new stores generate 10-20%. New stores are costing 10-12MM to build by my estimate. I think this one could do very well provided they can continue differentiating themselves and the naturals/organics groceries doesn't become a commodity business ( a serious risk factor, considering most of the chains now have substantial organic offering, to the extent that I don't even personally make any trip to WholeFoods markets anymore). But there are plenty of believers of this concept. And there is definitely demand for a premium grocer in this country and other countries.
Best of Breed, I think natural/organic food movement is only just beginning
As we become more educated on what is in our food and what is being hidden in it too more people will move toward eating awareness.
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