FTC Details Whole Foods' Plans

Whole Foods Markets would shutter at least 30 Wild Oats stores if it can complete the acquisition of its smaller rival, according to documents filed by the Federal Trade Commission in its antitrust case against the merger. The FTC at first filed the documents in a manner that allowed some confidential information, including the plans for store closures, to be viewed, the reports

AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Markets here would shutter at least 30 Wild Oats stores if it can complete the acquisition of its smaller rival, according to documents filed by the Federal Trade Commission in its antitrust case against the merger.

The FTC at first filed the documents in a manner that allowed some confidential information, including the plans for store closures, to be viewed, the reports said, before it refiled them with the confidential information blacked out. Som

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