NEW YORK -- Rival health-food supermarket chains Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas, and Wild Oats Markets, Boulder, Colo., may be well-positioned for long-term trends in the nutritional supplement industry, according to an analyst who spoke to a small group of peers and investors here last week, Dec. 4. "We're seeing a channel shift," said Scott Van Winkle, vice president, senior analyst, Adams Harkness & Hill, Boston. Sales of these products are going "back to natural food stores." "A ...

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