EX-32.1 8 a10-19737_1ex32d1.htm EX-32.1

Exhibit 32.1


Certification by Co-Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes - Oxley Act of 2002


In connection with the Annual Report of Whole Foods Market, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-K for the period ending September 26, 2010 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, John Mackey, Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 1350, as adopted pursuant to § 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:


(1)          The Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78m or 78o (d)); and


(2)          The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and result of operations of the Company.



/s/John Mackey


John Mackey

Co-Chief Executive Officer

November 24, 2010