FTC Seeks Public Comments on Two More Proposed Whole Foods Divestitures, Docket No. 9324, FTC File No. 071 0114 #547292-00042

Submission Number:
547292-00042
Commenter:
Antonio & Patricia Laudisio
State:
CO
Initiative Name:
FTC Seeks Public Comments on Two More Proposed Whole Foods Divestitures, Docket No. 9324, FTC File No. 071 0114

March 22, 2010 To the Federal Trade Commission Re: Whole Foods Market, Inc. Docket Number 9324 As residents and business owners in Boulder, CO, for over 20 years, we are looking forward to seeing Alfalfa's Market return to Boulder as a locally owned and operated business. Alfalfa's established the first healthy, organic and natural food store in Boulder and it helped set the pace for the development of organic and natural food alternatives around the nation. We do not want to see Whole Foods dominate the natural and organic food markets in this city. The vitality of the local community will be enhanced by the healthy competition that Alfalfa's Market can offer. It is a name that is well known and respected in Boulder. Whole Foods already has three stores within the Boulder city limits. It is important that Alfalfa's intellectual property is held by the original principals who started this market and who have already proven their ability to not only run a business successfully, but who are also longtime residents of this community. Antonio & Patricia Laudisio Co-Owners of Laudisio Restaurant on 29th Street, The Mediterranean Restaurant on Walnut Street and Giuliana Imports on Pearl Street Boulder, Colorado