Whole Foods Market, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Whole Foods Market, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call and

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Whole Foods Market, Inc.
(Nasdaq:WFM) today announced it will issue financial results for the Company's
fourth fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2012, after the market closes on
Wednesday, November 7, 2012. Following the release via the wire services, the
Company will host a conference call with financial analysts and investors from
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. (CT).

To participate, dial 866-952-1906 (domestic) and 785-424-1825
(international).The conference ID is "Whole Foods."Please dial in at least
five minutes before the start of the conference call. A simultaneous audio
webcast will be available through a link on the Company's website at
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/company/index.php.The webcast will be
archived for a minimum of 30 days.

About Whole Foods Market^®

Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com) is
the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America's first national
certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named "America's Healthiest
Grocery Store" by Health magazine. The company's motto, "Whole Foods, Whole
People, Whole Planet"™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction
and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value,
community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company'smore
than 67,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the
"100 Best Companies to Work For" in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15
consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10
billion and currently has335 stores in the United States, Canada and the
United Kingdom.

The Whole Foods Market, Inc. logo is available at

CONTACT: Erica Goldbloom
         Shareholder Services
         (512) 542-0204

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