|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:Allowing the sale of the lease for this Whole Foods property to Trader Joe's will stimulate competition within a small market for organic foods that is dominated by Whole Foods. In addition it will force other large grocery store chains in the area to increase/improve their organic selections to compete. Thus lowering the costs for such foods and creating a more healthy generation of children and with the obesity rate in the state of Maine that would be worthwhile. I also believe that by allowing the sale of this property to Trader Joe's the carbon emissions will be reduced greatly since all the people from Maine who shop at Trader Joe's will no longer need to travel to MA.