Whole Foods Market, Inc is a leading natural and organic foods supplier and one of the USA largest natural foods supermarkets. Whole Foods Market was started in 1980 the Clarksville Natural Grocery owners, Mark Skiles and Craig Weller joined together with Renee Lawson Hardy and John Mackey, the Safer Way Natural Foods owners. With very few natural foods supermarkets at that time, Whole Foods Market became an instant hit and it started expanding very fast. The company has grown tremendously through acquisition and mergers. Some of the companies under Whole Foods Markets include: Whole Food Company, Bread & Circus, Fresh Fields, Food for Thought, Bread of Life and Select Fish.