FTC Seeks Public Comments on Two More Proposed Whole Foods Divestitures, Docket No. 9324, FTC File No. 071 0114 #547292-00056

Submission Number:
547292-00056
Commenter:
Sharon Morris
Organization:
Contemplative Ceramics
State:
CO
Initiative Name:
FTC Seeks Public Comments on Two More Proposed Whole Foods Divestitures, Docket No. 9324, FTC File No. 071 0114

When I first moved to Boulder in the late 80's, Alfalfa's was THE place to be...to shop, support, socialize...it was a community. I look forward to a locally owned, community oriented market again in that same location. It's been sorely missed by many........ * Alfalfa's Market was not only the first large-scale natural and organic food store in Boulder, it was one of the first in the nation. * Alfalfa's Market first opened at this very location on Broadway. It holds a special place in Boulder's history and in the hearts and memories of locals. * Boulder is one of the nation's leading centers for natural and organic foods, and a locally-owned store will help continue growth in these industries. * Returning Alfalfa's Market to its Boulder roots will help restore competition in Boulder. * We want Alfalfa's Market back. * The principals trying to acquire the store and the Alfalfa's Market name competed effectively with Whole Foods in the past. * Alfalfa's and Wild Oats were both headquartered in Boulder, a city of approximately 100,000 residents. Nearly 400 individuals lost their jobs when Whole Foods acquired Wild Oats. Alfalfa's Market intends to hire some of the employees who lost their jobs following the Wild Oats sale. Thank you for taking this into consideration.