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' #547213-00046

Submission Number:
547213-00046
Commenter:
Ms. Gay Marks
State:
ME
Initiative Name:
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'

Portland, Maine needs a Trader Joe's store to provide an affordable alternative to other grocery stores available in the greater Portland area. Trader Joe stores operate, due to the lack of middle vendors, at a more accessible price range which would serve income ranges of Mainers reasonably. I watched competition drive out grocers in the Marginal Way area, consumed in sequence by a higher-end store. Portland's citizens are without affordable choices for food when compared to other cities as the largest in their state. Gay Marks