In their case against Whole Foods' $565 million purchase of Wild Oats, the Feds have leaked the whole-ier grocer's evil plans to wipe out its wilder competitor:
The Wild Oats stores targeted for closure would be mostly in Colorado, California, Oregon and Texas, said Longmont-based retail consultant Jon Schallert... "It's inevitable that they are going to close stores, and those are the states where you see massive overlap," he said. The Wild Oats stores most likely to be closed would be those within a 5-mile radius of Whole Foods outlets. Both Wild Oats stores in Santa Monica are within two miles of Whole Foods, so stock up on that fresh beach meat before the anonymous flamers take over.
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