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2009-03-06 13:43:53

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has settled an antitrust case with Whole Foods Market Inc., concerning its 2007 purchase of Wild Oats. The FTC charged that Whole Food's purchase of 110 Wild Oats stores for $565 million impeded competition, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. The settlement involves divesting 13 stores -- 12 former Wild Oats outlets and one Whole Foods store. A court-appointed trustee also will be charged with selling the leases for 19 closed Wild Oats stores, nine of...

2008-10-21 12:00:22

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/208bdd/organic_beverages) has announced the addition of the "Organic Beverages in the United States 2008" report to their offering. In this report you will learn: - How the market has grown over the past six years, and how this report projects sales will increase through 2013 - The forces driving the organic beverage market and the importance of providing products that appeal to the two major user groups: younger...

2008-10-09 15:00:27

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Organic food industry is available in its catalogue. Natural and Organic Food and Beverage Trends: Current and Future Patterns in Production, Marketing, Retailing, and Consumer Usage, 2nd Edition http://www.reportlinker.com/p096421/Natural-and-Organic-Food-and-Beverage-Trends-Current-and-Future-Patterns-in-Production-Marketing-Retailing-and-Consumer-Usage-2nd-Edition.html Once a reaction against large scale food...

2008-09-03 21:00:15

Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI), the world's leading natural and organic foods supermarket and the nation's first certified organic grocer, broke bread with Venice-area residents to open its latest Southern California location at 225 Lincoln Avenue (at Rose Ave.) this morning at 8:30 a.m. The 48,000-square-foot retail canvas of organic, natural and local products features the fresh, eclectic fare Whole Foods Market is famous for while offering specialty items as diverse and exotic as the...

2008-09-03 00:00:18

By Heather Caliendo Just as pop culture caught onto the green and health-conscious movement, the nation's economy took a beating. Health food stores offer organic and natural foods, which traditionally come at a higher price. Even with people paying closer attention to their pocketbook, several Oklahoma health food stores said they have not seen dramatic decreases in business. Jeff Emerson, co-owner of Natural Farms Market in Tulsa, has been in the natural food business about eight...

2008-08-08 12:00:32

By JEFF POSTELWAIT Even with workers revamping the facade of the building and construction trucks parked in the lot, Whole Foods Market was crowded with shoppers Monday morning as the store kicked off a week of events to celebrate its conversion to new ownership. The grocery at 1401 E. 41st St., formerly a Wild Oats grocery, is now Whole Foods Market after last year's corporate buyout. Darla Snyder, spokeswoman for Whole Foods, said the transition has been smooth, with...

2008-08-05 09:00:57

By Jeff Postelwait, Tulsa World, Okla. Aug. 5--Even with workers revamping the facade of the building and construction trucks parked in the lot, Whole Foods Market was crowded with shoppers Monday morning as the store kicked off a week of events to celebrate its conversion to new ownership. The grocery at 1401 E. 41st St., formerly a Wild Oats grocery, is now Whole Foods Market after last year's corporate buyout. Darla Snyder, spokeswoman for Whole Foods, said the transition has been...

2008-07-30 18:00:40

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Whole Foods Market, the world's leading natural and organic foods supermarket and America's first certified organic retailer, proudly announces its sponsorship of Slow Food Nation 2008, the largest celebration of food in the nation. Specifically, Whole Foods Market will be the lead sponsor of the Taste Pavilions -- Slow Food Nation's grand celebration of good, clean and fair food, featuring 15 individual pavilions showcasing the...

2008-07-18 09:00:51

By Joyzelle Davis The aisles of the Whole Foods in Lakewood are abloom with colorful signs highlighting "real steal,""all day, every day" values and "good stuff for less." Those aren't the kind of promotions many shoppers might expect at the nation's biggest organic and natural- foods retailer, which is better-known for its hand-stretched, handmade mozzarella and $58 bottles of aged balsamic vinegar than for its bargains. But at a time when grocery prices are rising at their fastest pace...

2006-03-09 15:15:00

By Brad Dorfman CHICAGO -- Organic foods are expanding beyond the realm of health food stores carrying unfamiliar brand names, as products from mainstream food companies and sales at traditional grocery stores are picking up, executives and analysts said this week. A key sign that organic foods -- which are produced without using most pesticides and meet other government requirements -- are gaining mainstream acceptance is that more are about to show up at local Wal-Marts. The world's largest...