Typically investors would choose a smaller regional-to-national story like Fresh Market over a larger company like Whole Foods because the smaller player would offer faster growth. But in today's competition, Whole Foods turns that logic on its head as the larger player is also the faster one.
Cramer said that Whole Foods is on fire, delivering $878 per square foot of sales in its most recent quarter with a five-cent-a-share earnings beat and better same store sales. The company is also accelerating its new store rollout.
Meanwhile, Fresh Market, while a solid competitor, is only delivering $500 per square foot of sales and is indeed growing slower than that of Whole Foods.
That's why Cramer has long contended that Whole Foods is the best-of-breed player in the organic food space and will remain so again today.
Another Taste ComparisonSometimes picking stocks isn't about the numbers, it's all about taste, Cramer said before his second head-to-head matchup, this time between McDonald's (MCD - Get Report), a stock which he owns for his charitable trust,
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