More Thoughts on Whole Foods/Wild Oats

Thom Lambert —  14 June 2007

Geoff nailed it on the Whole Foods/Wild Oats affair last week. Always a day late and a dollar short, I’ve just written my own short piece on the FTC’s effort to block the merger of these two fancy grocers. My article appears on the website of the eSapience Center for Competition Policy (eCCP). You’ll have to register to read the whole piece, but you should do that anyway — the eCCP site is terrific.

Thom Lambert


I am a law professor at the University of Missouri Law School. I teach antitrust law, business organizations, and contracts. My scholarship focuses on regulatory theory, with a particular emphasis on antitrust.

One response to More Thoughts on Whole Foods/Wild Oats


    I never understood why the government was so gung-ho about stopping supermarket and office supply store mergers, but sits idly by and allows the oil industry to essentially rebuild the old Standard Oil trust.

    Sugar is another great example of a “special” industry controlled by a very few that negatively impacts the public.