|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 would like to urge the FTC to approve the sale of the former Wild Oats store in Portland, Maine to Trader Joes. I live in a nearby town and was saddened to see Wild Oats close and Whole Foods create a basic monopoly on the natural and organic food market in Portland. I'm able to shop at a Trader Joes in Massachusetts a couple times a year on the way to visit family and am always overjoyed by the selection and prices. I've written letters to Trader Joes in the past requesting them to open a Portland, Maine store, so I was very excited to hear about this potential sale. Please allow this sale to Trader Joes and help to improve the alternative food choices in Portland!