John Mackey helped take the “green” movement into the black.
John Mackey: 2009 SN Hall of Fame
John Mackey helped usher natural and organic foods into the mainstream, riding a concept he created that emphasizes product quality as much as social responsibility. Whole Foods Market, just another natural-food store in Austin, Texas, 30 years ago, is now an $8 billion, multinational phenomenon. John Mackey helped take the movement into the black. The co-founder, chair- man and chief executive officer