WASHINGTON — A federal judge here should side with the Federal Trade Commission in its antitrust case against the Whole Foods-Wild Oats merger, according to three advocacy organizations that filed a brief in the case. In the brief, which was made public on Friday, the American Antitrust Institute, the Consumer Federation of America and the Organization for Competitive Markets argued that allowing Whole Foods to acquire Wild Oats would result in more than just higher prices, but also reduced ...
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