Whole Foods' Growth Exacerbates Earnings Pressure

Analysts expressed concern about ongoing pressures on Whole Foods Market's earnings after the company reported tepid first-quarter results last week. In its first quarterly earnings report that included results from last year's acquisition of Wild Oats Markets, Whole Foods, based here, posted net income that fell short of the estimates of analysts, who said they believe the performance

AUSTIN, Texas — Analysts expressed concern about ongoing pressures on Whole Foods Market's earnings after the company reported tepid first-quarter results last week.

In its first quarterly earnings report that included results from last year's acquisition of Wild Oats Markets, Whole Foods, based here, posted net income that fell short of the estimates of analysts, who said they believe the performance of Whole Foods' core business is slowing even as it ramps up new-store openin

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