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 #547213-00406

Submission Number:
547213-00406
Commenter:
Constance Kinsman
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

Allowing Trader Joe's to locate in the former Wild Oats space will greatly add to the food choices of not only the people of Portland, but also for a wide radius of Maine and New Hampshire. I live in Western Maine, but go to Portland often to do most of my food shopping because I can get better quality at a competitive price. Because of Trader Joe's reputation, it will bring more people to that area of Portland and help support other businesses in the area. Many of the people we know travel to Massachusetts to shop at Trader Joe's. If they can do that in Portland, they will also shop at nearby Whole Foods and Miccuci's Market, two businesses that could benefit.