19.10.04

19.10.2004: Meldung: Whole Foods Market Announces New Regional President

Whole Foods Market today announced that Ken Meyer has been named the new President of the Mid-Atlantic Region effective October 13, 2004.

"Three years ago, Ken was named President of the new South Region which was formed by combining the Whole Foods Market stores in North Carolina and Atlanta with the newly acquired Harry"s Farmers Market stores in Atlanta. He has led an amazing turnaround at the Harry"s stores from both a merchandising and profitability standpoint and has built an outstanding regional leadership team," said A.C. Gallo, Co-President of Whole Foods Market. "We are fortunate to have someone of Ken"s ability and successful track record available to assume the role of Regional President for the Mid-Atlantic Region, one of the largest regions in the Company."

Mr. Meyer joined the Company in 1996 and has held various positions including Store Team Leader, and Vice President of the Southwest Region. He most recently has served as President of the South Region since March 2001.

About Whole Foods Market:

Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market(R) (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/ ) is the largest natural and organic foods supermarket retailer. The Company had $3.7 billion in sales for the twelve months ending July 4, 2004 and currently has 163 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.


Contact: Cindy McCann VP of Investor Relations 512.477.4455
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