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' #547213-00288

Submission Number:
547213-00288
Commenter:
Michelle Souliere
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'

Hello, I understand that your office is accepting input from the public in light of Trader Joe's interest in opening in Portland, Maine. Personally, I would be overjoyed to see Whole Foods have some form of competition. They basically came into town here and trounced on every existing alternative grocery venue, which was terrible to watch. As a monopoly, they have no reason to compete using price incentives for local consumers' business. At the same time and for the same reason, they are able to dictate the terms on which local producers' food products are sold to them. It seems as though some healthy competition might improve the environment for shoppers here. Thank you for your consideration in this matter, Michelle Souliere