Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Whole Foods has more FTC Problems, Pathmark under renovations & Wednesday Morning One Liners...

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08/27/2008 Morning Read:

Whole Foods Market here has asked the Federal Trade Commission to select an administrative law judge to preside over the FTC’s antitrust proceedings against the Whole Foods-Wild Oats merger who does not serve as a commissioner, according to reports.
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Two Pathmark stores renovated under the chain’s new price impact format are set to debut in Philadelphia this week, kicking off a series of transformations planned for the Philadelphia region by owner A&P here. Pathmark stores in Upper Darby, Pa., and on Monument Ave. in Philadelphia, set to officially reopen under the new format on Friday, are the first of 26 planned conversions of existing Pathmarks in the region.

John Catsimatidis, chief executive officer of the Red Apple Group and Gristedes Foods, is taking aim again at two Native America tribes on Long Island for what he claims is an unfair cigarette taxation issue.

Wal-Mart stores opening in Canada next year will be designed to save 30 percent in energy use, said the head of the discount behemoth's Canadian unit.

The first four Marketside stores Wal-Mart Stores plans to open in the Phoenix area this fall will be located in former drug stores, according to published reports.
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Convention/Politics

CNN reports that Bill Clinton will not attend Barack Obama's speech Thursday night, when he will officially accept the party's nomination.

WSJ : Sen. Hillary Clinton's speech to Democrats here Tuesday night was arguably as vital to the party's hopes for winning the White House as Sen. Barack Obama's big address will be Thursday.

David Patterson spoke at the Convention yesterday.

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