Webster Pacific tracks Whole Foods store locations in markets around the world to better understand retail site selection and in-market wealth. Between 2001 and 2017, Whole Foods has gone from 0 to 10 stores in Manhattan. As of today, 70% of the Manhattan population and 88% of households earning $200k or more live within a 10-minute drive of a Whole Foods store.
To see this “assault on Manhattan,” we created a GIF (movie) of Whole Foods locations each year from 2000 to 2018, which you can view here: