Whole Foods-Wild Oats Merger Dodges FTC Antitrust Measures

CEO Mackey’s blog postings threatened to taint proposed deal.

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey declined to be interviewed by Nutrition Business Journal for this article. But he found time to write blog postings under a phony name slamming Wild Oats—the company Whole Foods Market has made an offer to buy, the Wall Street Journal revealed in July.

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