WASHINGTON — Whole Foods officials on Tuesday said the Federal Trade Commission’s request to decouple the Wild Oats stores it acquired in 2007 while legal battles over the merger continue as an “extreme and premature” measure it would vigorously fight. The retailer in the meantime confirmed that it had subpoenaed 93 food retailers in 29 markets across the country to provide documents that would defend the merger by proving that Whole Foods competes with them for customers. John Mackey, ...
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