|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:. The sale of the above referenced property for the development of a Trader Joe's market will, in meaningful and substantial ways, benefit the local buyers of specialty AND daily-use foods. .Trader Joe's has a history of selling fine, whole foods, "natural" and "organic" products and commodities at affordable prices. Trader Joe's has a very different business model than does Whole Foods. Trader Joes seeks to offer the customer fewer total products or SKUs. This limited product line means that the most commonly used, private label such as products, oils, grains, bread, jams, cereals etc are sold at prices substantially lower than Whole Foods. This greatly increases the availability wholesome, healthy foods to a far greater segment of the food buying public than does Whole Foods. .Trader Joe's will be a valuable asset in our community and will serve a different clientele than does Whole Foods. .Please allow this project to move forward.