Whole Foods Market has reported sales for the first quarter ended January 16 increased 14% to $3bn (£1.87bn), with like-for-likes soaring 9.1%. Operating income, meanwhile, rose 44.1% to $147.6m (£92.1m) during the quarter.

The retailer also announced plans to open wellness clubs at five of its US stores. The clubs, which debut in early summer, will be located within existing space at stores in New York, Chicago, Boston, Oakland, California and Princeton, New Jersey.