Boulder, Colorado-based Wild Oats Markets, the natural and organic foods retailer, has posted net income of US$668,000, US$0.03 per share, on sales up 6.2% to US$233m for its Q1 ended 30 March 2002. The sales gain was driven by 7.3% comparable store sales in the Q1, continuing the positive momentum established in 2001 with five successive quarters of same-store sales growth. Comparable store sales were 1% in the Q1 2001, 3.9% in the Q2 2001, 5.5% in the Q3 2001 and 5.7% in the Q4 2001.