WASHINGTON — Just what are Whole Foods and Wild Oats, anyway? That's the question the Federal Trade Commission is seeking to answer as it evaluates how the two natural/organic chains, which have agreed to merge, compete against each other and against other supermarkets to see if their merger would violate federal antitrust laws. “I think what the FTC is going to focus on regarding Whole Foods' acquisition of Wild Oats is whether their store formats are so different and unique that they ...
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