AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market here on Tuesday said comparable-store sales were up 8.8% in the fiscal third quarter, helping drive a 53.5% increase in net income. "We are pleased with our results, which compare very favorably to most other food retailers and show we are continuing to gain market share," said John Mackey, co-chief executive officer, in a prepared statement. The company said identical-store sales, which exclude three relocated stores, were up 8.4% in the 12-week period, ...

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