Grocery Strike, New Stores Fuel Growth at Whole Foods and Wild Oats

Business remains healthy for Whole Foods Markets Inc.and Wild Oats Market. Both continue to pursue aggressive expansion plans, opening new stores and experimenting with expanded formats. The nation’s leading natural supermarket chains also received a significant boost from the Southern California supermarket strike, demonstrating that once consumers are exposed to the array of natural and organic products found in these “supernatural” retail stores, many

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