Texas-based Whole Foods Market recently opened its third San Diego County store in Encinitas, and a fourth is set to open in early 2013 at Flower Hill Promenade near Del Mar.

Texas-based Whole Foods Market recently opened its third San Diego County store in Encinitas, and a fourth is set to open in early 2013 at Flower Hill Promenade near Del Mar.

WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC.

CEO: John P. Mackey.

Revenue: $9 billion in 2010; $8 billion in 2009.

Net income: $245.8 million in 2010; $146.8 million in 2009.

No. of local employees: 500.

Headquarters: Austin, Texas.

Year founded: 1980.

Stock: Trades under WFM on Nasdaq stock exchange.

Company description: Operates more than 300 supermarkets selling natural and organic foods, and related specialty items.

Keys to success: Focus on organic produce supplied by local growers.

With its just-opened store in Encinitas and another set to debut in early 2013 in San Diego’s Flower Hill neighborhood, Texas-based Whole Foods Market Inc...

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