Whole Foods Market reported that sales rose 13.1% during its second quarter to reach $2.1bn (£1.4bn). Like-for-like sales rose 8.7%, while identical store sales, excluding four relocations, increased 7.7%. EBITDA rose 40% to $182.3m (£126.3m), while net income increased 91.3% to $67.4m (£46.7m).

The retailer also announced that John Mackey will now share the role of chief executive with Walter Robb. Robb has previously shared the role of president and chief operating officer with AC Gallo since October 2004. Gallo will now serve as the retailer’s president and chief operating officer. Whole Foods also confirmed its commitment to Canadian markets, with plans to expand in Ottawa and Montreal.