WHOLE FOODS REPORTS SURGE IN THIRD-QUARTER SALES, NET

AUSTIN, Texas -- Whole Foods Market here reported that sales, net income and comparable-stores sales surged in the third quarter and 40-week period ended June 30.stores were up 6.2%, the company said.For the 40-week period, sales rose to $463 million, a 23% increase over last year's $375.9 million. Net income grew 29% to $9.45 million from $7.33 million in 1995. Comparable-store sales climbed 8.4%.Earnings

AUSTIN, Texas -- Whole Foods Market here reported that sales, net income and comparable-stores sales surged in the third quarter and 40-week period ended June 30.

stores were up 6.2%, the company said.

For the 40-week period, sales rose to $463 million, a 23% increase over last year's $375.9 million. Net income grew 29% to $9.45 million from $7.33 million in 1995. Comparable-store sales climbed 8.4%.

Earnings figures exclude a $2.3 million charge for the relocation o

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