Whole Foods Market, which is set to open its first UK store in London next year, has reported a 33% increase in third-quarter net profit to 2 July of $53.9m (£28.9m), on sales up 18% at $1.3bn.

The retailer added that like-for-like sales during the period increased 9.6%.

John Mackey, chairman, chief executive and co-founder of Whole Foods Market, said: “We continue to expect like-for-like store sales growth for the full-year of 10% to 12% which will mark our third year of double-digit comp sales growth."