WASHINGTON — A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court of Appeals here last week found that a lower court erred in allowing Whole Foods to acquire Wild Oats last year, an unusual move that could force Whole Foods to sell some locations, legal experts told SN last week. The Federal Trade Commission last year sought a preliminary injunction to block the merger on antitrust grounds, but the U.S. District Court allowed the deal to be consummated based on arguments that the two ...

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