|Commenter:||Ms. Jane Armstrong|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||FTC Seeks Public Comments on Trustee's Proposal to Divest One Store under Whole Foods Market Inc. Divestiture Order; Docket No. 9324; FTC File No. 071 0114'|
Comments:We have petitioned for years to have a Trader Joe's fill the vacant space left by the former natural foods store in Portland prior to Whole Foods coming to Portland. Whole Foods is now the "only" natural food store in Portland. Trader Joe's would thrive and provide viable food options to many who can't afford the high prices of Whole Foods. Good food needs to be available to all and I feel that Trader Joe's does a great job at doing this. There is a real need for Trader Joe's and 2 food stores, along with the major grocery stores, can most certainly coexist. Choices are critical to keeping prices fair and affordable for our diverse communities. Thank you for your time.