AUSTIN, Texas -- Whole Foods Market here said its sales trends indicate it is picking up share from mainstream operators. According to John Mackey, chairman, president and chief executive officer, the company's comparable-store sales increase of 10% for the fiscal year -- on top of comp growth that's averaged 8.8% over the last 10 years -- "makes it clear we're pulling more mainstream customers, since the population is not growing that fast." Mackey made his comments during a conference ...
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