Wild Oats Markets, a leading national natural and organic foods retailer, has announced unaudited financial results for the Q4 and FY ended 29 December 2001. Net sales for the year were a record US$893.2m, up 6.6% compared with US$838.1m in 2000. The sales gain was primarily driven by positive 4% comparable store sales in 2001, reversing a declining trend of negative 2.6% same-store sales in 2000. Wild Oats generated US$222.1m in net sales in Q4 of 2001, up 7.4% from US$206.9m in last year's Q4. Continuing the positive momentum established in the first three quarters of 2001, comparable store sales were 5.7% in Q4, their strongest level of the year.