Whole Foods Sets Expansion Target: 1,000 Stores

AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market here has sufficient operating capital to grow as fast as we want to grow, John Mackey, co-chief executive officer, told analysts last week setting a goal for the chain of 1,000 stores. We are positioned to internally fund the acceleration in our new-store growth, Mackey said during a conference call discussing second-quarter financial results, and there is still plenty

AUSTIN, TexasWhole Foods Market here has sufficient operating capital “to grow as fast as we want to grow,” John Mackey, co-chief executive officer, told analysts last week — setting a goal for the chain of 1,000 stores.

“We are positioned to internally fund the acceleration in our new-store growth,” Mackey said during a conference

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