AUSTIN, Texas - Sales at Whole Foods Market here continued their meteoric rise in the retailer's fiscal first quarter. Overall sales increased by 22%, comparable-store sales climbed 13%, average sales per square foot exceeded $900 for the first time, and with newer and larger stores on the way, "I don't see any reason why we couldn't get 50% or 60% above that [sales per-square-foot figure] eventually," John Mackey, Whole Foods' chief executive officer, told analysts during a conference call ...

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