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 #547213-00355

Submission Number:
547213-00355
Commenter:
Valerie Redpath
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 am writing today to ask that you please support Trader Joe's move to Portland Maine. Portland is a progressive city with many citizens interested in health foods. When Whole Foods came to Portland, they shut both The Whole Grocer and Wild Oats, leaving us with only one local choice for health food, Whole Foods. Our city desires more choices for grocery stores and Whole Foods could us some friendly competition in order to bring some of their outlandish prices down. Trader Joe's provides affordable natural, organic and healthy food options. Opening a Trader Joe's in Portland, would increase lower income families access to natural and organic foods. This creates more health in our communities. Last but not least, opening a Trader Joe's in Portland would create more jobs and opportunity for all of Southern Maine. Thank You for your time and considerations, Valerie Redpath