FTC To Whole Foods: No Peeking Into The Cupboard

Law360, New York (June 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Saying it could chill cooperation with future investigations, the Federal Trade Commission is trying to block an attempt by Whole Foods Market Inc. to win access to information the regulator gleaned from other grocery stores while investigating the store's acquisition of rival Wild Oats Markets Inc.

In a filing Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the FTC voiced its opposition to Whole Foods' “attempt to amend a protective order to allow its general counsel unfettered access to all third party documents—including...
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