Yucaipa Buys Into Whole Foods

Funds associated with Ron Burkle's Yucaipa Cos. last week revealed they had acquired 7% of Whole Foods Market in a move one analyst said heralds a change in the entrepreneurial posture of the iconic natural foods retailer. A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission showed Yucaipa had been acquiring stock in Whole Foods on the open market at prices between $8.94 and $10.53 per

AUSTIN, Texas — Funds associated with Ron Burkle's Yucaipa Cos. last week revealed they had acquired 7% of Whole Foods Market in a move one analyst said heralds a change in the entrepreneurial posture of the iconic natural foods retailer.

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission showed Yucaipa had been acquiring stock in Whole Foods on the open market at prices between $8.94 and $10.53 per share since late November. The 7% stake in Whole Foods would make Yucaipa the

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