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'
Mr. Ducore, We are writing to express that we are two more Portland, Mainers in full support of Trader Joe's opening a retail location in the former Wild Oats building at 87 Marginal Way in Portland. The building is a great location for Portland residents as well as visitors, and it is a terrible shame that it is sitting empty. A Trader Joe's grocery would be perfect there - not to mention that at this point in time Whole Foods Market essentially has a monopoly in town on the natural foods business, which allows them to keep their prices artificially elevated. Trader Joe's opening in that location would certainly help restore the competition lost by Whole Foods Market Inc.'s 2007 acquisition of Wild Oats Market, Inc. Thank you for your time, Amanda Flanagan Wallace and Ryan Wallace