WHOLE FOODS EYES ITS OPTIONS

AUSTIN, Texas -- Whole Foods Market's employees will still have plenty to celebrate on July 4, analysts said, despite the fact that the company will have to make some changes in the way it compensates its workers by that time.Beginning on that date, the fast-growing, natural-products retailer, based here, will be required to begin expensing the stock and stock options it has used as a compensation

AUSTIN, Texas -- Whole Foods Market's employees will still have plenty to celebrate on July 4, analysts said, despite the fact that the company will have to make some changes in the way it compensates its workers by that time.

Beginning on that date, the fast-growing, natural-products retailer, based here, will be required to begin expensing the stock and stock options it has used as a compensation vehicle for all of its full-time employees. That will take a chunk out of Whole Foods'

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