WHOLE FOODS SALES CLIMB, NET SLIPS

AUSTIN, Texas -- Whole Foods Market here experienced increased sales but decreased earnings due to extraordinary charges incurred during the third quarter ended July 2.Sales increased 23.1% from $97.4 million to $119.9 million. Same-store sales increased about 7.1%, the company said.Net income fell 54.5%, from $2.2 million to $1 million.The company incurred a charge of $2.3 million due to the relocation

AUSTIN, Texas -- Whole Foods Market here experienced increased sales but decreased earnings due to extraordinary charges incurred during the third quarter ended July 2.

Sales increased 23.1% from $97.4 million to $119.9 million. Same-store sales increased about 7.1%, the company said.

Net income fell 54.5%, from $2.2 million to $1 million.

The company incurred a charge of $2.3 million due to the relocation and consolidation of three stores into two and the relocation

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