Whole Foods Says Wild Oats Sales Rising

Whole Foods Market said yesterday it expects sales to grow 25% to 30% in fiscal 2008, including a 10% boost resulting from its acquisition of the Wild Oats chain late in the fourth quarter.

AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market here said yesterday it expects sales to grow 25% to 30% in fiscal 2008, including a 10% boost resulting from its acquisition of the Wild Oats chain late in the fourth quarter. The company said comparable-store sales at the Wild Oats units rose from 3.9% during the fourth quarter, which ended Sept. 30, to 6.6% for the first quarter to date. Including the last five weeks of Wild Oats results, Whole Foods said net income for the 53-week year (compared with a 52

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