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 #547213-00386

Submission Number:
547213-00386
Commenter:
Gregory Wiessner
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

To whom it may concern: I am writing in support of the application regarding the purchase of the Marginal Way Wild Oats location to Trader Joe's. As a former resident of New Jersey, I was able to shop at Trader Joe's on a regular basis. Trader Joe's provides excellect competition for Whole Foods and other retailers given the broad range of product they carry from groceries to home goods. Having a Trader Joe's in Maine will both encourage price and product competition amongst Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Shaws and Hannaford Brothers and keep dollars now spent online and outside of the state in Maine. Trader Joe's provides the only realistic competitor to Whole Foods in the natural food market and I implore you to have this transfer approved. Sincerely, Greg Wiessner