WASHINGTON — Much of the Federal Trade Commission’s recommendation against the planned merger of Whole Foods and Wild Oats revolves around statements made by John Mackey, chairman and chief executive officer of Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market, according to the FTC’s complaint, which was made public Friday. Although many of Mackey’s statements have been redacted from the complaint, the FTC seems to rely heavily on Mackey’s own words in arguing its case that Whole Foods and Wild Oats ...
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