AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 4, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFMI) today announced the promotions of Patrick Bradley to President of the Midwest Region and Scott Allshouse to President of the South Region. These vacancies were created by the recent transfers of the former presidents to different regions.
Mr. Bradley joined the Company in 1993. Prior to becoming regional vice president of the Southern Pacific region in 1998, he held various store team leader positions with the Company and with Mrs. Gooch's Natural Foods Markets, Inc. which was acquired by the Company in 1993.
Mr. Allshouse joined the Company in 2000 and was store team leader of two stores prior to his becoming regional vice president of the South region in 2001. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Allshouse was the Store Director for a County Market, Shop 'n Save store from 1994 to 2000.
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 164 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
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