AUSTIN, Texas -- Whole Foods Market here said last week it has agreed to acquire the four-unit Nature's Heartland chain in the Boston area for approximately $25 million in cash. John Mackey, chairman and chief executive officer of Whole Foods, said the proposed acquisition solidifies "our position as the area's leading natural- and organic-foods supermarket." "It's a good move for [Whole Foods]," Sandy Raju, an analyst with Merrill Lynch, New York, told SN. "It's their most productive ...

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