AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market here has sufficient operating capital “to grow as fast as we want to grow,” John Mackey, co-chief executive officer, told analysts last week — setting a goal for the chain of 1,000 stores. “We are positioned to internally fund the acceleration in our new-store growth,” Mackey said during a conference call discussing second-quarter financial results, “and there is still plenty of runway [space] left in the U.S., and Canada and the United Kingdom hold great ...
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