Founded in 1980, Whole Foods Market is one of the world's leading retailers of natural and organic foods. Maintaining various locations in Los Angeles, it operates more than 190 stores in North America and the United Kingdom. The company employs more than 40,000 employees. Its subsidiaries include 365 Everyday Value, 365 Organic Everyday Value, Allegro Coffee Company, Animal Compassionate, Bread & Circus, and Fresh & Wild. Whole Foods Market's product categories include produce, seafood, grocery, meat and poultry, bakery products and prepared foods. Its specialty products include beer, wines and cheese, while its whole body category includes nutritional supplements; vitamins; body care and educational products, such as books; and floral, pet and household products. The company also sells a selection of products from conventional national brands.