PORTLAND, Ore. — New Seasons Market here reportedly plans to appeal a judge's decision last week that would force it to comply with a subpoena related to the Whole Foods antitrust case.
New Seasons, a seven-store, natural and organic retailer, has been fighting the subpoena, in which Whole Foods is asking for the company's sales records and other data to bolster its case that its acquisition of Wild Oats was not anticompetitive.
According to reports, 93 other chains around the country have received similar subpoenas. The administrative law judge gave New Seasons until Dec. 29 to turn over its records to Whole Foods' attorneys, although he limited the amount of information that New Seasons has to provide.
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