Whole Foods Challenges FTC in Court

Whole Foods Market on Tuesday stepped up its defense in its ongoing tangle with the Federal Trade Commission, filing a complaint in U.S. District Court seeking to bar the FTC from conducting an administrative trial on the legality of Whole Foods’ 2007 acquisition of rival Wild Oats Markets.

WASHINGTON — Whole Foods Market on Tuesday stepped up its defense in its ongoing tangle with the Federal Trade Commission, filing a complaint in U.S. District Court seeking to bar the FTC from conducting an administrative trial on the legality of Whole Foods’ 2007 acquisition of rival Wild Oats Markets.

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