Andrew Wolf, managing director for BB&T Capital Markets, Richmond, Va., said the deceleration of comps in the first few weeks of the first quarter “reflects a negative but not quantified impact from Hurricane Sandy and a difficult year-ago comparison due to a gift card promotion with LivingSocial.” Mackey said Whole Foods is narrowing the price gap with other retailers, with its price position relative to 80 competitors improved by 100 basis points, “resulting in ...

REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account

Why Register for FREE?

Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick.  What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive a complimentary copy of SN's salary survey sent to you by email.
 

Click here to read the FAQ page if you have any questions (opens in a new window)
 

Attention Paid Print Subscribers:  While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.

Already registered? here.