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  • Whole Foods Market Inc. reported that third-quarter income rose to $32.9 million, from $28.7 million in the year-ago period. Total sales for the quarter climbed 23 percent to $917.4 million from $749 million.

  • Ahold reported that second quarter sales dropped 4.8 percent to the equivalent of $14.8 billion (US). In the US, retail sales increased by 0.5 percent to $6.3 billion (US). Same-store sales for the quarter were up 0.3 percent.

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