WHOLE FOODS TO BREAK OUT INTERNET SUBSIDIARY FOR AGGRESSIVE APPROACH

AUSTIN, Texas -- Whole Foods Market Inc. here plans to launch a separate Internet subsidiary, WholePeople.com, next spring, a move company officials say will enable a much more aggressive Internet strategy and pave the way for substantial investments in technology and marketing."We anticipate that WholePeople will become profitable after its first two years of operation," said John Mackey, chairman

AUSTIN, Texas -- Whole Foods Market Inc. here plans to launch a separate Internet subsidiary, WholePeople.com, next spring, a move company officials say will enable a much more aggressive Internet strategy and pave the way for substantial investments in technology and marketing.

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