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Whole Foods Market Inc

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Phone: (512) 477-4455 Fax: (512) 482-7000 View Additional Phone Numbers 550 Bowie St, Austin, TX 78703 http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com View Additional Web Addresses


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BBB Accreditation

This business is not BBB accredited.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that affect the rating for Whole Foods Market Inc include:

  • Failure to respond to 1 complaint(s) filed against business
  • 5 complaint(s) filed against business that were not resolved
  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size


Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

74 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 33 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 8
Billing/Collection Issues 6
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 1
Problems with Product/Service 59
Total Closed Complaints 74

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

6 Customer Reviews on Whole Foods Market Inc
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 1
Negative Experience 5
Total Customer Reviews 6

Additional Information

BBB file opened: August 02, 2004 Business started: 09/20/1980 Business started locally: 09/20/1980 Business incorporated 08/15/1978 in TX
Type of Entity

Corporation

Business Management
Ms. Rachael Gruver, Customer Information Spec Mr. AC Gallo, President, COO Mr. John Mackey, Co-CEO Mr. Walter Robb, Co-CEO
Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Rachael Gruver, Customer Information Spec
Business Category

Grocers - Retail Gourmet Shops


Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Whole Foods Market Inc has received 2.89 out of 5 stars based on 6 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of B.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview
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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview


BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.
Details

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.