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FTC approves Whole Foods order

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Whole Foods Market will divest 13 operating and 19 closed locations as part of a final consent order issued May 28 by the Federal Trade Commission. The Austin, Texas-based premium grocery chain settled with the agency after FTC pursued an antitrust case against the company's 2007 acquisition of competitor Wild Oats, claiming the merger limits competition in the "premium, natural and organic supermarket segment" (1"The Rose Sheet" Aug. 18, 2008, p. 9). The final order, which the four commissioners unanimously approved, says an appointed divestiture trustee will have six months to complete the divestiture
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