Whole Foods posted earnings today and beat analyst's expectations by $0.05/share. Last year during this quarter, WFM, SWY, KR and SVU all beat analyst's expectations and SVU beat by 29% ($0.10/share). It seems to me most analysts expectations are too low in this sector and these companies have been doing better than their under estimated expectations. SWY is out with earnings on Feb 23 and will show us if this trend continues. Will SVU surprise big again this year? Only time will tell.