Whole Foods USA – Store Location Analysis

Updated on Jan 2nd 2020

Whole Foods has 487 stores in the USA.

California has the most number of stores. Over the past year, Whole Foods has added 14 new stores.

Here is an updated map of whole foods market locations (click on the image for high resolution) :


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Whole Foods started as a company with 19 employees and 10,500 sq ft with the idea of bringing organic food to stores. After their acquisition by Amazon in 2017, they are expanding faster. 

How many Whole Foods Market locations are there in each state?

California leads with 88 Whole Foods Stores, followed by Texas and Massachusetts.

The chart below shows the top 10 states with the highest number of whole foods market stores:


Top Cities for Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods stores are located in 355 cities and Chicago with 12 stores, leads as the city with the highest number of stores.

Even though California is the state with the most number of stores, the top 3 cities are Chicago, New York, and Houston.


Map of Whole Foods store locations across US


Amazon’s biggest disadvantage in groceries even with Whole Foods Market locations in the US, is that its store footprint significantly lags its rivals. Even with the organic grocery chain, Amazon doesn’t have a tenth of the domestic stores that Walmart has, and it falls behind Target as well. Compared to Costco, Whole Foods has nearly as many stores but Costco stores are three times the size of the average Whole Foods, meaning the warehouse chain has a much larger footprint.

Below are the comparison maps of Walmart, Target and Costco with Whole Foods:

Walmart vs Whole Foods


  • Walmart has 4,703 stores in the U.S.
  • Walmart stores are spread uniformily across the U.S with a higher predominance in the eastern half.

Target vs Whole Foods


  • There are 1,853 Target stores spread across all 50 states.
  • Target has comparatively more stores in the mid west region

Costco vs Whole Foods


365 Discount Stores

The now-shelved cheaper chain of Whole Foods stores named 365 created to target lower-income households has been a step back for both. But they have announced that the existing 12 stores, of which 5 are in California would still operate. 

Expansion with Amazon Prime Now

We compared the number of Whole Foods products offered through Amazon Prime Now in June 2018 and January 2019 and found a significant increase:


The number of products by Whole Foods sold through Prime Now has more than doubled within a span of six months. 

Whole Foods has attracted 100 million Prime members who’s renewal rates are estimated to be above 90% and people with the Prime membership can get Whole Foods products delivered to their door. Amazon provides Whole Foods delivery in 63 cities and is planning to expand Whole Foods stores across the U.S., increasing opportunity for growth and competition.

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