Whole Foods to Sell 32 Stores

Whole Foods Market has agreed to put up for sale 32 stores most of which are closed along with the Wild Oats trademarks 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 that were closed by Whole Foods following the merger. The 13 operating

AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market has agreed to put up for sale 32 stores — most of which are closed — along with the Wild Oats trademarks 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 that were closed by Whole Foods following the merger. The 13 operating stores encompass 12 Wild Oats locations and one Whole Foods store.<

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