Whole Foods Seeks to Settle FTC Case

Whole Foods Market yesterday offered to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust investigation of its 2007 acquisition of Wild Oats Markets.

WASHINGTON — Whole Foods Market yesterday offered to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust investigation of its 2007 acquisition of Wild Oats Markets. The terms of the company’s proposal were not disclosed. The FTC suspended its administrative case against the retailer for five days to allow the two sides to discuss a possible settlement.

In an interview with SN, Dave Wales, head of the Bureau of Competition at the FTC, declined to discuss the contents of Whole Foods’

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