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US: Whole Foods exec joins Organic Center board

5 Sep 2008

Whole Foods Market executive Margaret Wittenberg has been appointed to the board of US organic research body The Organic Center.

US: FTC sets date for Whole Foods hearing

14 Aug 2008

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will hold an administrative hearing on Whole Foods Market’s purchase of former rival Wild Oats on 8 September.

US: Nebraska Beef recall extended to Wild Harvest

13 Aug 2008

The recall of salmonella contaminated meat produced by Nebraska Beef has again been extended, this time to include Cub Foods’ Wild harvest brand.

US: Nebraska Beef linked to second salmonella recall

11 Aug 2008

US-based beef processor Nebraska Beef has been linked to a second outbreak of salmonella in just over a month.

In the Spotlight - John Mackey, Whole Foods Market

8 Aug 2008

The rise and rise of Whole Foods Market, the US-based organics retailer, has been one of the industry's true success stories in recent years. However, with the US embroiled in an economic downturn and shoppers chasing value and shunning the company, can the former Wall Street favourite bounce back? Dean Best reports.

US: Whole Foods takes stock after weak Q3

6 Aug 2008

Whole Foods Market, the US natural and organics retailer, has suspended its dividend and reined in its expansion plans after posting a slump in quarterly profits.

Top stories on just-food this week - 1 August

1 Aug 2008

Business thrives in certainty but it was stories of uncertainty that grabbed the headlines this week. The collapse of the WTO Doha talks has left the chances of a new global food trade deal up in the air, while last year's merger of US retailers Whole Foods Market and Wild Oats Markets has been thrown into doubt after a US court ruling. These are the top ten stories on the site this week.

US: Court casts doubt on Whole Foods, Wild Oats merger

29 Jul 2008

The merger last year between US natural and organics retailers Whole Foods Market and Wild Oats Markets has been thrown into question after a US appeals court today (29 July) reversed the ruling that cleared the deal.

US: Whole Foods introduces seafood policy

16 Jul 2008

Whole Foods Market, the US-based natural and organic retailer, has implemented "enhanced standards" for all farmed seafood sold at its stores.

US: Whole Foods profits dip on Wild Oats charges

14 May 2008

US natural foods grocer Whole Foods Markets has said that second quarter profits dropped 13% on costs associated with its US$565m acquisition of Wild Oats last August.

UK: Whole Foods eyes urban expansion

7 May 2008

Whole Foods Market is on the look-out for selling space in some of the UK’s most developed urban areas as part of its plan to gradually expand its presence in the country.

US: Whole Foods stands firm as FTC circles

25 Apr 2008

US retailer Whole Foods Market has defended last year’s merger with Wild Oats Markets as antitrust officials again look to undo the US$565m deal.

US: Whole Foods plans 25-30 new stores for fiscal '09

14 Mar 2008

US-based natural foods retailer Whole Foods Market has said it plans to open 25 to 30 stores during its fiscal 2009 year.

US: Wildwood launches probiotic soymilk

11 Mar 2008

Wildwood Organics, a division of US soy food maker Pulmuone Wildwood, has launched a probiotic soymilk.

US: Wild Oats digestion weighs on Whole Foods

20 Feb 2008

Profits at US natural and organic retailer Whole Foods Market have fallen during its fiscal first quarter, hit by costs linked to last year’s acquisition of rival Wild Oats Markets.

US: FTC moves to undo Whole Foods, Wild Oats deal

25 Oct 2007

US regulator the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has unexpectedly revisited the acquisition of Wild Oats Markets by the larger natural foods retailer Whole Foods Market.

US: Amish Naturals acquires Schlabach Bakery

17 Oct 2007

Natural and organic food specialist Amish Naturals has announced that it has acquired the Schlabach Amish Wholesale Bakery in Benton, Ohio.

US: Amish Natural buys Prima Pasta

9 Oct 2007

Amish Naturals has bought Californian artisan pasta maker Prima Pasta for an undisclosed sum.

US: Whole Foods backs Mackey over online postings

8 Oct 2007

Whole Foods Market has given its backing to chief executive John Mackey after a company investigation into his past online postings about recent acquisition Wild Oats Markets.

US: Whole Foods unveils Wild Oats charm offensive

31 Aug 2007

Whole Foods Market has unveiled its first plans for new acquisition Wild Oats Markets and has started in the US natural and organic retailer’s hometown of Boulder, Colorado.

US: Whole Foods reveals Wild Oats financing details

29 Aug 2007

Natural foods retailer Whole Foods Market has disclosed the loan arrangements it will use to fund the US$565m takeover of rival Wild Oats Markets.

US: Whole Foods completes Wild Oats buy

28 Aug 2007

Natural foods retailer Whole Foods Market has finally been able to complete its US$565m acquisition of rival chain Wild Oats Markets.

US: FTC denied stay for appeal in Whole Foods case

24 Aug 2007

Natural foods retailer Whole Foods Market looks set to be able to complete its US$565m acquisition of rival chain Wild Oats Markets after a US appeals court denied the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) request for a stay pending appeal.

US: Appeals court signals delay in Whole Foods deal

21 Aug 2007

Whole Foods Market’s acquisition of rival retailer Wild Oats Markets has been delayed further after a US appeals court said it needed more time to decide whether to block the deal.

US: Whole Foods bullish despite FTC appeal

20 Aug 2007

Whole Foods Market has reaffirmed its belief that its planned takeover of rival Wild Oats Markets will go through despite the US Federal Trade Commission refusing to throw in the towel.

US: Court okays Whole Foods, Wild Oats deal

17 Aug 2007

A US federal judge has backed Whole Foods Market's plan to buy rival retailer Wild Oats Markets after rejecting government claims that the deal would stifle competition.

US: Whole Foods extends offer deadline again

16 Aug 2007

Natural foods retailer Whole Foods Market has extended the expiration date for its tender offer to acquire outstanding shares in its competitor Wild Oats to 20 August.

US: Whole Foods anger at FTC court filing

15 Aug 2007

The legal battle over Whole Foods Market's takeover of rival retailer Wild Oats has taken a fresh twist with confidential information mistakenly made public by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

US: Consumer groups back FTC over Whole Foods

13 Aug 2007

Three consumer groups have put their support behind the Federal Trade Commisson's (FTC) move to block natural foods retailer Whole Foods Market from acquiring its competitor Wild Oats.

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