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 #547213-00356

Submission Number:
547213-00356
Commenter:
Ono
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

The purchase of the long empty Wild Oats storefront by Trader Joe's would be a welcome addition to southern Maine, and help fill a void in the availability of reasonably priced gourmet foods. Many of us travel to Massachusetts to shop at Trader Joe's - a store closer to home would be much more convenient. The items I purchase at Whole Foods are entirely different than those I purchase at Trader Joe's, so I do not see that there will be much of a competition between the two. This is a long waited opportunity for Mainers, I strongly encourage the FTC to approve this sale.