While many of our competitors have gone back and forth on their pricing strategies, we are sticking with our goal of offering competitive prices on known value items, day in and day out.
We are committed to maintaining our relative price positioning, and this might mean a higher level of price investments going forward.
Edward Kelly — Credit Suisse Promotionally, on the environment that you see out there, is that on the conventional side or is that across the board. As we hold our square footage growth relatively steady over the next few years, we expect the average age of our store base to increase which should help drive improved store contribution as a percentage of sales.
Could you say it again? For three quarters, we have produced sequential improvement in comparable and identical stores sales trends, driven by improving transaction count trends.
Mark Wiltamuth — Morgan Stanley You look at the PPI numbers which is a little bit of a crude measure but we actually Whole foods market in 2010 starting to see some turn in dairy and some of the vegetables. In comparing Q1 to Q4, we saw a slight shift in sales to higher price tiers which we attribute in part to the holidays, and to a lesser degree, to customers trading down less.
Follow SA Transcripts and get email alerts Your feedback matters to us! Is there still more opportunity as you look at the prepared food offering to get the shrink down or get the margins up to where you want them to be or is that really not a large opportunity going forward?
That would have been a negative to earnings. Glenda Chamberlain The new store profitability certainly helped, but the operating margins are implied for the rest of the rest of the year are 4.
Glenda Chamberlain The disciplines that we put in place last year in areas of purchasing, inventory management, spending on new stores, overall CapEx spending, and overall spending, still exists and still remain a focus for us.
For more information, visit any of our stores or check out the video on our website featured on the front page of our press room. It seems that you really have turned the corner in the last quarter and particular in the last four weeks. John Mackey Like the script said, it was end to end.
Were you passing all that through and really just the margin positive here was from being more disciplined on price relative to last year or were you pocketing some of the cost of goods savings for yourself. Obviously your gross margins were pretty nice this quarter. Another thing that we had, there also was a large supply of natural meats on the market.
Some of that will still come along. Glenda Chamberlain Are you talking about the store closure reserve adjustments? Cash flow production is pretty strong, than our smaller stores have produced. We are committed to producing positive free cash flow on an annual basis, including sufficient cash flow to fund the 51 stores in our current development pipeline.
Joining me today are Walter Robb and A. But the main things is the comps are strong across the board.Whole Foods Market® is the world’s leading retailer of natural and organic foods, with stores in 31 states and Canada and the United Kingdom.
John Mackey, current president and cofounder of Whole Foods, opened “Safer Way” natural grocery store in Foods Market’s value image. While our brand will always be synonymous with carrying the highest quality natural and organic foods available, in we increasingly became known for offering good value as well.
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