Whole Foods Market Oakville, nominated for the 2011 Oakville Awards for Business Excellence and a finalist for Large Business of the Year, offers a vibrant, unique shopping experience for their valued customers and dynamic work environment for their employees who strive each day to provide this superior experience.
Whole Foods Market Oakville prides itself in adhering to the company’s seven rules of business, known as “Core Values”. This is accomplished in many ways; the products and services they provide, how they manage the store to offer an incredible workplace for employees and how they perceive their community involvement as a company. A look at the Core Values section on the Whole Foods Market web-site shows the depth of this commitment to excellence.
Each department at Whole Foods Market operates as a self-directed team, independently responsible for their own success. Each team does their own hiring, purchasing and managing of their department. This environment promotes the ambitious team member lots of room to move forward in his/her career.
It also provides the basis for the customer to be offered the highest quality product possible – all natural, organic, no preservatives, artificial flavours or artificial food colouring! Labour intensive, the produce displays are taken down each night and reassembled in the morning to ensure freshness and appeal. Team members are encouraged to make changes and are given the freedom to venture into the world of possibilities!
Whole Foods Market team members understand the customer’s shopping experience and know that without each other, customer satisfaction and delight, the “WOW” effect, would not be possible.
Giving back to the Oakville community is among the company’s Core Values. Local food organizations, such as Food for Life, pick up food donations every day. Store tours, donating to and sponsoring community events, donating a percentage of the sales to non-profit groups and educating the public about healthy choices are but a few examples of Whole Foods Market’s support of the Oakville community.
We all know France Fournier, Whole Foods Market’s Marketing and Community Relations spokesperson. She is at every event that Whole Foods sponsors and tirelessly promotes both Whole Foods Market and the Oakville community.
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Visit Whole Foods Market at 301 Cornwall Road in Oakville. Take a tour and learn how to spend your money in the store wisely! Their bread is kneaded and formed by hand, the soup is made from scratch and is freshly created every day! Contact Whole Foods Market at 905-849-8400 or visit their website at wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/oakville/.