Chains Ask Court to Keep Data Under Wraps

Several supermarket chains that submitted detailed financial information in the Federal Trade Commission's suit to block the Whole Foods - Wild Oats merger have asked that the information remain protected in another lawsuit against Whole Foods, according to reports.

WASHINGTON — Several supermarket chains that submitted detailed financial information in the Federal Trade Commission's suit to block the Whole Foods - Wild Oats merger have asked that the information remain protected in another lawsuit against Whole Foods, according to reports.

In a class-action suit against Whole Foods Market, the plaintiff has asked the Austin, Texas-based company to turn over documents that contain information about other chains' expansion plans, profitabil

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