Analysts critical of Whole Foods' 365 in part two of SN's roundtable series

Analysts critical of Whole Foods' 365 in part two of SN's roundtable series

In this second part of a four-part series, SN presents discussions from last month's Financial Analysts Roundtable, including topics like Whole Foods and its 365 format and Sprouts. “Whole Foods hasn’t done anything to invest in price, no matter what it says. Until it gets prices right, it’s downhill.” — SCOTT MUSHKIN, Wolfe Research

Industry analysts question the wisdom of Whole Foods’ proposed 365 format — particularly at a time the company is being challenged at its legacy stores — during this second part of SN’s 20th annual Financial Analysts Roundtable series.

Bill Kirk, an analyst with RBC Capital, New York, said he sees 365 as a reasonable concept.

“Whole Foods can’t go to small population densities with a 40,000-square-foot box, and it can’t go to the poorer neighborhoods with a 35

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