The natural foods giant, which bought its crunchy competitor last month, announced plans Thursday to Whols two of its newly acquired outlets of Wild Oats Markets Inc.
Whole foods tonight in Bridgeport within the next two months, the closures will displace about 99 employees, who have been offered jobs at other Whole Foods stores in Oregon, said Ron Megahan, president of the Austin, Texas-based company's Northwest region.
Next will come name changes for all remaining Wild Oats stores, but Megahan said the company is not saying when. Federal regulators had argued that the green grocers' partnership would dominate the market for organic and natural foods.Men Search Relationship Dating
However, a district judge sided with Whole Foods and cleared the way for the sale last week, saying traditional Bridgeporg sell a majority of such products. The store chain opened its first store in Whole foods tonight in Bridgeport, Texas, in Stores in Oregon: Headquartered in Boulder, Colo. The announcement ends a dramatic run for the Bridgeport Village store, which originally opened in Lake Oswego in Wild Oats abandoned that building seven years later when it tomight roots in the ritzy lifestyle center.
Last year, Wild Oats also closed its Southeast Division Street store, leaving many to wonder if it had wilted facing competition from local independent grocers, including the nine-store New Seasons Market that operated a store 11 blocks away. Whole foods tonight in Bridgeport Foods offered Wild Oats nearly nose-to-nose competition when it opened a store across the street from Bridgeport last year -- a location the new parent company will keep.
Similar parking and development limitations also helped tip the scales against the Hillsdale store, he said. Kn said he expects most former Wild Oats employees to accept jobs at other Whole Foods stores.
Megahan, whose company earned the nickname Whole Paycheck, said remaining Wild Oats fooss see lower prices. Whole Foods doesn't have immediate plans for additional stores yet is on track to open a Hillsboro location in April and a Northeast Portland store in Increased construction costs delayed plans for a Eugene store, he said, but the company is looking for Whole foods tonight in Bridgeport location.Sex Dating In Black Lick
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