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
The divestiture of the former Wild Oats site in Portland would greatly enhance competition in the Portland market. Whole Foods and Hannaford are less direct competitors than one might think and the addition of a Trader Joe's would certainly improve the competitive balance. As a resident of the neighborhood which is home to the stores and the potential home of Trader Joe's. I'm sure that I will reap benefits from the competition.