AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market here is ratcheting up the number of new-store openings as it re-accelerates an aggressive growth program. After a period during which it slowed new-store growth to invest in price, the company said it expects to open 17 new stores in 2011 and 19 in 2012, compared with 15 stores opened last year and 15 more expected this year. “As long as we can get good stores, we are going to open as many as we can,” John Mackey, co-chief executive officer, told analysts ...
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