The Big Opportunity for Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods is a growth story with a lot more room to run.

Jim Mueller, CFA
Jim Mueller, CFA
Nov 30, 2012 at 12:00PM
Consumer Goods

In the video below, Motley Fool analyst Jim Mueller discusses the opportunities for Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM).  

Jim highlights two key drivers of the company's recent success as reasons to believe that Whole Foods Market is poised for further growth.  First, its management believes that its addressable market is over 1,000 locations; at just 342 locations today, it has significant growth potential through continued expansion that is expected to triple the company's store count over time.  Second, Jim highlights how the pricing power that Whole Foods Market enjoys thanks to its focus on premium and organic foods translates into net income margins that are significantly higher than the low margins typically generated by grocery store chains including SUPERVALU (NYSE:SVU), Safeway (UNKNOWN:SWY.DL) and Kroger (NYSE:KR).

Jim believes that, in combination, these factors will lead to further opportunities for Whole Foods Market in the future.