Afraid Competition Is Squeezing Whole Foods Market? Check Out Hain Celestial

Should Hain Celestial be on your investing radar?

May 31, 2014 at 8:00AM

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) shares have been pummelled lately, down more than 25% over the past year. Investor concern over increasing competition -- competition that will eat into Whole Food's impressive margins -- started becoming a reality in the most recent quarter. On the other hand, Hain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN) shares are up 30% over the same period, as the organic and natural foods maker expands and grows.

In the short video below, Foolish contributor Jason Hall gives us some insight into both Whole Foods and Hain Celestial. He thinks Whole Foods is in better shape than the market is making it seem right now, but is especially bullish on Hain's potential over the next decade. 

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John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, is a member of The Motley Fool's board of directors. Jason Hall owns shares of Hain Celestial and Whole Foods Market, and holds both short and long options in Whole Foods Market. The Motley Fool recommends Hain Celestial and Whole Foods Market. The Motley Fool owns shares of Hain Celestial and Whole Foods Market. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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