AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market on Wednesday raised its sales and earnings outlook for the year after posting an identical-store sales gain of 9.1% in the first fiscal quarter. Net income for the 16-week quarter, which ended Jan. 16, totaled $88.73 million, up 60.8% over year-ago levels. Sales for the period rose 13.8%, to just over $3 billion. "Based on our consistently strong top- and bottom-line results, along with ongoing signs of increasing consumer confidence, we are raising our ...
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