|Commenter:||Mr. Eric Bridger|
|Organization:||Gulf of Maine Research Institue|
|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 strongly believe that permission should be granted to sell the Whole Foods store at 87 Marginal Way, Portland, Maine, to Trader Joe's East, Inc. Doing so will increase greatly and help restore the competition needed in the natural, organic foods retail business in Portland, ME. Currently Whole Foods has an almost complete monopoly in that area.