Whole Foods Market’s UK operation increased sales by 24% to £101.4 million in 2014 across its nine stores in London, Cheltenham and Glasgow.
Whole Foods’ buoyant performance in 2014 helped it to halve its UK business’s pre-tax losses to £7 million.
The opening of two new stores – Richmond in late 2013 and Fulham Broadway in February 2014 – helped to boost overall sales. The retailer said that sales in established stores increased by 6.8%.
The Guardian speculates that Whole Foods is benefiting from an “increasingly divided UK grocery market” and the “sea change in shopping habits”.