Sales Rise at Acquired Wild Oats Stores

Whole Foods Market said the Wild Oats stores it acquired in late summer are already showing improved sales results and should continue to show growth going forward. John Mackey, chairman and chief executive officer, said the acquired stores are expected to account for 10% of the company's projected sales gains of 25% to 30% in fiscal 2008. Whole Foods acquired 109 stores from Wild

AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market here said the Wild Oats stores it acquired in late summer are already showing improved sales results and should continue to show growth going forward.

John Mackey, chairman and chief executive officer, said the acquired stores are expected to account for 10% of the company's projected sales gains of 25% to 30% in fiscal 2008.

Whole Foods acquired 109 stores from Wild Oats in August and sold 35 of them on Sept. 30, the last day of its 2

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