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Whole Foods sales hurt by bad publicity from overcharging

Whole Foods Market Inc. says its sales are hurting from bad publicity over its overcharging of customers in New York City. The grocery chain known for its organic offerings noted that sales growth slowed sharply in the last two weeks of the quarter that ended July 5. That was after New York City officials said an audit found that the chain's stores were overcharging customers by overstating the weight of pre-packed products — a finding that made national news. The company said sales at established locations were still weak in the current quarter. "There's no magic bullet for restoring whatever trust was lost," co-Chief Executive Walter Robb said. Robb noted...

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