Whole Foods Market is a natural foods supermarket chain with 460 stores throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The company has grown rapidly in the last few years and recent acquisitions resulted in disparate systems and data sources. As a result, analysts spent considerable time collecting and preparing data in Excel and other reporting tools—and oftentimes, the resulting data wasn’t always accurate, leading to diminished trust in the data with executives, store leaders, and frontline retail staff.
Whole Foods Market embraced Tableau to create a single source of truth with their financial and operations data, offering a clear view of performance with staff across all nationwide stores. This takes shape through a series of dashboards. Store leaders can track performance against other stores in the surrounding areas with a regional dashboard. A sales dashboard allows store team leaders to drill down into specific departments to understand when they need to increase staffing based on peak hours of the day. And the terminal dashboard shows customer flow through checkout stands to help store leaders understand when they need to open or close a register. It also helps them track team member productivity so they can celebrate wins.