|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:I live almost two hours from Portland & 3.5 from Boston (where I currently have to make Trader Joe's runs 3-4 times a year). I think it would be GREAT to have a Trader Joe's in Maine!! It is unfortunate that the large chains have had a negative impact on the Green Grocer local market - but overall I think the larger, more affordable chains like Trader Joe's could have a positive effect on the local big grocery chains - that have a monopoly right now (Hannaford's & Shaws). Food is generally very expensive in Maine.