- Wild Oats Markets posted $919.1 million in sales for 2002, a 2.9 percent increase over 2001; and net income of $6.9 million, compared with net loss of $43.9 million in 2001. Same store sales were up better than five percent.
For the fourth quarter, Wild Oats generated $221.8 million in net sales, down slightly from $222.1 million in last year's fourth quarter.
- Longs Drug Stores posted said fourth quarter profits of $6.4 million, down from $21.8 million a year ago. Quarterly sales fell 3.3 percent to $1.17 billion from $1.21 billion, while same-store sales were up 1.2 percent.
The company said it would eliminate 170 jobs in an effort to cut costs.