AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market here said last week its decision to open stores in smaller cities is paying off. As a result, the chain said it has accelerated its new-store expansion program, with 25 stores scheduled to open by the end of this year; between 28 and 32 in fiscal 2013; and between 33 and 38 in fiscal 2014. Speaking with analysts during a conference call to discuss financial results for the fiscal third quarter, which ended July 1, Jim Sud, executive vice ...

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