- Whole Foods ranked as the No. 1 food retail stock for a fourth year in a row on a list of stocks followed by Supermarket News.
- Whole Foods closed at $91.16 on Dec. 31, up 35% for 2012.
- Whole Foods' supplier, United Natural Foods Inc., came in second on the list, while Kroger Co. was also up (9.7%) for the year, closing at $26.02.
From the article:
AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market led the field of food-retailing stocks again in 2012, with a gain of nearly 35% for the year, to close at $91.16 on Dec. 31.
It marked the fourth straight year that the natural and organic product specialist led the list of food retailers and wholesalers tracked by SN, after the company’s stock lost three quarters of its value in 2008 amid the economic downturn. ...