AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market here on Wednesday said its fourth-quarter net income rose about 57%, to $57.5 million, as comparable-store sales grew 8.7%, compared with year-ago levels. Total sales for the 12-week quarter, which ended Sept. 26, were about $2.1 billion, up 15%. For the full fiscal year, net income was up 67.5%, to $245.8 million, on sales gains of 12%, to about $9 billion. Comps were up 7.1% for the full fiscal year. "We are proud to be gaining market share at a faster ...
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