NEW YORK — Whole Foods might close down fewer Wild Oats stores than it had previously thought it would, one of Whole Foods' presidents said at an investor conference here last week. After looking at the financial records of individual locations following the closure on the acquisition of Wild Oats last month, “I am more encouraged by the potential of what we can do with those stores,” said Walter Robb, co-president and chief operating officer. “I think we are going to keep more than we ...

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