Whole Foods Market, Inc. (Whole Foods Market) is a natural and organic foods supermarkets. As of September 25, 2011, Whole Foods Market operated 311 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The Company�s stores average 38,000 square feet in size and 10 years in age, and are supported by its Austin headquarters, regional offices, distribution centers, bakehouse facilities, commissary kitchens, seafood-processing facilities, meat and produce procurement centers, and a specialty coffee, tea procurement and roasting operation. As of September 25, 2011, it operated 311 stores, of which 299 stores operated in 38 United States and the District of Columbia; seven stores in Canada; and five stores in the United Kingdom. It owns 12 stores, two distribution facilities and land for one store in development, including the adjacent property. It also owns a building on leased land, which is leased to third parties, and has one store in development on leased land.