Feb 8 Whole Foods Market Inc reported a
2.4 percent fall in quarterly sales at established stores,
marking the sixth straight quarter of declines.
Analysts on average had expected a 1.7 percent drop in
same-store sales, according to research firm Consensus Metrix.
The company said its same-store sales were down 3.2 percent
in the first month of the current quarter through Feb. 5.
Revenue rose to $4.92 billion in the first quarter ended
Jan. 15, from $4.83 billion a year earlier.
Net income fell to $95 million, or 30 cents per share, from
$157 million, or 46 cents per share.
(Reporting by Lisa Baertlein in Los Angeles and Jessica
Kuruthukulangara in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)