Gilliland Sees Little Interest in Oats Sites

The founder of Wild Oats told SN last week he does not expect to see much buyer interest in the 32 stores Whole Foods Market is seeking to sell as part of its antitrust settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

BOULDER, Colo. — The founder of Wild Oats told SN last week he does not expect to see much buyer interest in the 32 stores Whole Foods Market is seeking to sell as part of its antitrust settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

“My personal opinion is that a lot of those stores that were operating might have been closed in the not-too-distant future,” said Mike Gilliland, who is now the chief executive officer of Sunflower Farmers Market here.

Although his ch

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