Whole Food Market’s Fresh & Wild store in Manhattan’s Union Square will be used as a template to expand the chain both in the US and the UK. The New York outlet, the third in Manhattan, includes a juice bar serving fruit smoothies and a seating area and while Asian sushi chefs are on site. Two more are planned in Manhattan to add to the 170-strong network of outlets across the US and Canada. The company has just bought two floors of Barkers, the Kensington High Street department store, in south-west London, which it says will enable it to duplicate the success of the US. Financial Times (Money & Business) page 1, page 2 The Times 20/08/05 page 53 The Daily Telegraph 20/08/05 page 29

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