|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||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'|
Comments:I encourage the FTC to permit Whole Foods to sell the former Wild Oats store in Portland, ME to Trader Joe's East. My family currently travels periodically to the Boston area to stock up on supplies at Trader Joe's. I frequently interact with people from out of state who comment when they see my Trader Joe's bag, "Oh, there's a Trader Joe's near here?" Sadly, I inform them that there is not. Currently, the former Wild Oats store sits unoccupied. Trader Joe's would be well supported by consumers in the Portland area, and would draw additional business to this area of Portland. Whole Foods would benefit from this sale.