Slowing Whole Foods Comps Concern Analysts

Whole Foods Market here said last week the Wild Oats integration is continuing to proceed smoothly although industry analysts expressed concerns about decelerating same-store sales and the ongoing earnings drag from the integration. At the 27 Wild Oats stores already rebranded, sales climbed from an average of 6% after remerchandising but before rebranding to 12% after the Whole Foods

AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market here said last week the Wild Oats integration is continuing to proceed smoothly — although industry analysts expressed concerns about decelerating same-store sales and the ongoing earnings drag from the integration.

At the 27 Wild Oats stores already rebranded, sales climbed from an average of 6% after remerchandising but before rebranding to 12% after the Whole Foods banner was hung, John Mackey, chairman and chief executive officer, told ana

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