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.
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!
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.