Judge Asks How to Stop Whole Foods Merger

The judge who is re-hearing the Whole Foods antirust case after allowing the merger to proceed last year has asked the Federal Trade Commission how it might be possible to halt the ongoing integration of Whole Foods and Wild Oats, according to reports.

WASHINGTON — The judge who is re-hearing the Whole Foods antirust case after allowing the merger to proceed last year has asked the Federal Trade Commission how it might be possible to halt the ongoing integration of Whole Foods and Wild Oats, according to reports.

A three-judge panel sent the case back to U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman earlier this year after the FTC appealed his first decision denying an injunction against the merger, which was completed in August 2007. Wh

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