|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:The addition of a Trader Joe's store here in Portland, ME is enthusiastically welcomed both for its healthy competition for area businesses and as another alternative for shoppers to find unique and reasonably priced products. I personally know a hand full of people, myself included, who already make pilgrimages to Massachusetts to stock up on their Trader Joe favorites. The business is well known in this area and those new to the experience will be quick to fall in love. Allowing Trader Joe's to occupy the former Wild Oats store is the perfect space both for the store itself and the surrounding neighborhood. This area of the city is being revitalized with housing and commercial space and Trader Joe's will find it to be a great place to thrive. The space is also easily accessible for any in town resident and also surrounding communites as the interstate runs parallel to Marginal Way. I ask that you support this acquisition by Trader Joe's. It will be a boon to our fair city. Thank you.