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Could Chipotle's Woes Benefit Whole Foods?

Chipotle’s food safety scandal could have an upside for Whole Foods Market, per Bil Kirk, who covers food retail stocks for RBC Capital Markets. In a new report, he writes that the food-borne illness issues striking Chipotle since October represents an estimated $933 million in lost sales. With 85% of its 415 stores in close proximity to Chipotle locations, Whole Foods could absorb about 3%, or $31 million, of that total.

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