For Fiscal Year 2010, ending September 26, Whole Foods Market reported net sales of $9.006 billion (12.1% greater than FY 2009 at $8.032 billion). Net income was $245.8 million ($146.8 million in FY 2009).

“We attribute much of our success to the progress we have made in our relative price positioning and to our initiatives in areas such as healthy eating, animal welfare and sustainable seafood,” said John Mackey, co-CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods Market. “These initiatives are aligned with our core customer base and reinforce our position as the authentic retailer of natural and organic foods, further differentiating the Whole Foods Market shopping experience and making us the preferred choice for customers aspiring to a healthy lifestyle.”

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The company currently has 301 stores totaling approximately 11.3 million sq. ft. Whole Foods Markets has signed nine new leases including seven in the U.S. averaging 36,600 sq. ft. in urban centers in California, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Washington.