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Basis of Presentation
4 Months Ended
Jan. 15, 2012
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Basis of Presentation
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements of Whole Foods Market, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively “Whole Foods Market,” “Company,” or “We”) have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) for interim financial statements and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. The information included in this Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with Management’s Discussion and Analysis, the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 25, 2011. In the opinion of management, the accompanying consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring accruals, considered necessary for a fair presentation. Where appropriate, we have reclassified prior years’ financial statements to conform to current year presentation. Interim results are not necessarily indicative of results for any other interim period or for a full fiscal year. The Company reports its results of operations on a 52- or 53-week fiscal year ending on the last Sunday in September. The first fiscal quarter is 16 weeks, the second and third quarters each are 12 weeks, and the fourth quarter is 12 or 13 weeks. Fiscal year 2012 is a 53-week year and fiscal year 2011 was a 52-week year. The Company has one operating segment and a single reportable segment, natural and organic foods supermarkets. The following is a summary of percentage sales by geographic area for the periods indicated:

 
Sixteen weeks ended
 
January 15,
2012
 
January 16,
2011
Sales:
 
 
 
United States
96.8
%
 
96.9
%
Canada and United Kingdom
3.2

 
3.1

Total sales
100.0
%
 
100.0
%

The following is a summary of the percentage of net long-lived assets by geographic area as of the dates indicated:

 
January 15,
2012
 
September 25,
2011
Long-lived assets, net:
 

 
 
United States
95.8
%
 
95.9
%
Canada and United Kingdom
4.2

 
4.1

Total long-lived assets, net
100.0
%
 
100.0
%