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<a href="http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070828/whole_foods_wild_oats.html?.v=2" target="_blank">http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070828/whole...oats.html?.v=2</a>
 

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Interesting, so I wonder if they are going to convert them into Whole Foods markets ? I doubt it will change how I shop as the Wild Oats we have, which is closer to me, just doesn't compare to Whole Foods.
 

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huh-a huge Whole Foods is supposed to open from this year, and it is about 2 blocks away from Wild Oats. Everyone knows Wild Oats blows anyway.
 

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Wild Oats bought out a locally owned chain here, which kept it's own name, but carries some of the WO brand products. I'm really really hoping that they will turn both of them into WF so that I don't have to drive an hour when I want WF!
 

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Wild Oats also owns Henrys in Southern Cal.
 

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They will probably turn them all into WF, since they think the WF name sells better. I heard most of the Henrys are shutting down left and right.
 

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This news is pretty old and I have since heard that this merger is being halted because whole foods is dominating too much of the market...<br><br>
Anyone have more info?
 

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They can merge with just about anyone for all I care. Just build one near me!!!!!
 

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They apparently said it could go through, it was not determined to be a trade violation. I was at Wild Oats yesterday and overheard a shopper asking one of the employees when they would be changing the signs and he replied that they were having an after store hours meeting for ALL employees tonight. He said he presumed it would be discussed at that time.
 

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This has been in the works for a long time, but a judge determined it was an antitrust issue (which I think is pretty silly) his decision was overturned.
 

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I did not know that! Thanks for the info.
 
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