|Commenter:||Ms. Penny Whitney-Asdourian|
|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 people who live and work in the greater Portland area have been wanting a Trader Joe's for some time. Whole Foods is a very upscale, trendy store and we were all excited when they came to town. What we did not realize was that they would force out the competition. Trader Joe's would provide an alternative to shoppers seeking wholesome and healthy foods. The Trader Joe chain has a reputation for being low-key, sensible, and cheaper. I believe providing a choice to the shopper, as well as some healthy competition for the market, would benefit all of us. We are thrilled that Trader Joe wants to come to Maine!