AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market late Wednesday said earnings during the fiscal second quarter soared by 31% on a 9.5% increase in comparable store sales. Quarterly comps included a positive impact of 55 basis points from Easter shifting from the third quarter last year to the second quarter this year. Overall sales climbed by 14% to $2.7 billion as Whole Foods posted earnings of $117.7 million, or 64 cents per share. Analysts expected earnings of 59 cents. “We are ...

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