Whole Foods Eyes Profit Gains at Wild Oats Stores

Whole Foods' first priority was to share its corporate culture with Wild Oats, and now it is focusing on the bottom line. After paring its acquisition down to 62 Wild Oats locations seven of which are still slated for closure once nearby Whole Foods stores open up Whole Foods has been busy upgrading the merchandising and product assortment in an effort to drive profitability to the level

AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods' first priority was to share its corporate culture with Wild Oats, and now it is focusing on the bottom line.

After paring its acquisition down to 62 Wild Oats locations — seven of which are still slated for closure once nearby Whole Foods stores open up — Whole Foods has been busy upgrading the merchandising and product assortment in an effort to drive profitability to the level it achieves at its namesake chain.

In Whole Foods' first fiscal quarte

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