Whole Foods to Sell 32 Stores in FTC Settlement

Whole Foods Market this morning said it has agreed to sell 32 stores — most of which are closed — to settle its antitrust case with the Federal Trade Commission.

AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market here this morning said it has agreed to sell 32 stores — most of which are closed — to settle its antitrust case with the Federal Trade Commission.

The locations include 19 shuttered Wild Oats sites, 10 of which had been closed by Wild Oats before the two chains merged in 2007, and nine of which were closed by Whole Foods following the merger. The closed sites include six in Arizona, three in Nevada, two in Colorado, two in Oregon, and one eac

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