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Whole Foods brings the world of natural and organic foods into the supermarket format.
Good luck WFM :-)
Whole Foods is a fantastic market. Bringing natural/organic foods to the masses. Well run, great service, and good to their employees. As the public becomes more health conscious (hopefully), the demand for natural/organic choices will rise. Whole Foods will be there to answer the call.
Increasing # stores, & continuing good performan ce at already existing stores, whiie competition lurks. Shiould conrtinue to generate more $ albeit at possibly decreasing margins.
fool recommend and like the store. always busy
Continued expansion and partnerships with local suppliers = a recipe for success? Similar strategy employed by Chipotle in its early days
Whole Foods is just too dominant of a market share holder in a fast growing market. What once was a niche movement around healthier eating is more and more becoming the norm. Whole Foods shouldn't be worried about their recent earnings miss.
The recent drop seems to be focused on short-term guidance and analyst downgrades.Same store sales were still up a healthy (zing!) 5.9%. The company has great leadership and an excellent incentive program that is based on maximizing the profitability of each store. And the culture is top-notch.A perennial favorite of the Fool, Whole Foods is never a "cheap" stock. But the drop offers a decent entry point, and I think it outperforms the market over the long-term.
I think the stock was overly hit after the earnings announcement and investors will realize that it was not the apocalyptic quarter they envisioned.
As we are prone to do, we either overbuy or oversell. I like this store and shop at WFM. After investing in stocks for 40 years, i am still amazed how one little word or one little phrase can cause a stock or the entire market to take a nosedive. This is a strong company and has a great presence, it is a nice alternative to WMT, however if i need tires for my car I would still go to WMT. In the more upscale neighborhoods which I frequent, this concept has really caught on. The price of admission is reasonable although not cheap. Still all and all I am buyer at these levels, This should be good for a big piece of the change it gave away within a few months to go back where it was. We react very negatively but are very forgiving. A great deal of emotion is in the market, The sky isn't failing every day, just some days. Once again we compensate, bid up companies to astronomical levels and knock down companies that has hit a rough patch, that fundamentals are still intact. IMHOJohn
Food Matters and future generations are figuring that out quickly. Quality over quantity and whole foods has that.
Great business, great model, great leadership, room for expansion, just bumped it dividend
Because of their product selections.
People are realizing the value of healthy organic food. More information is coming out about the dangerous chemicals in our food.
If sprouts or some other start up does not run over then they will continue to do well.
Major player in market which continues to grow
U.S. consumers are drawn to organic foods, and this trend is espescialy prevalent among younger consumers. WFM, while riding the crest of a healthy eating revolution, has also re-invented the profit matrix of traditional supermarkets. Instead of owning distribution hubs serving clustered regional routes, Whole Foods is pin-pointing high profit opportunities in far-flung locales and putting the distribution cost onus on their suppliers.. This concept had previously eluded the entire supermarket industry.
Often imitated, never duplicated.. A true trailblazer, daring to go where others won't, like Detroit and Englewood. Non-GMO is the new organic!
Share price has risen an awful lot for as little change there's been in earnings. I do think whole foods is in a better position than it was a few years back -- but not several times better.
Great stores, smaller amounts plays to aging folks who want great quality not great quantity.
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