Whole Foods Fights FTC Rules

Whole Foods Market is seeking to garner support for its opposition to a proposed Federal Trade Commission regulation that would set a five-month time frame for the evidentiary hearing from the date of the complaint in certain proceedings, including merger cases. The Austin, Texas-based company, which is still battling the FTC over its acquisition last year of Wild Oats Market, said it was

WASHINGTON — Whole Foods Market is seeking to garner support for its opposition to a proposed Federal Trade Commission regulation that would set a five-month time frame for the evidentiary hearing from the date of the complaint in certain proceedings, including merger cases.

The Austin, Texas-based company, which is still battling the FTC over its acquisition last year of Wild Oats Market, said it was also seeking to extend the comment period on the proposed regulation beyond t

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