Yesterday we heard from our attorneys that the Federal Trade Commission ruled that we have to turn our confidential internal financial, marketing and planning information over to Whole Foods Market. We disagree with and are disappointed in this decision. We’re huddling with the lawyers to figure out what our next step is going to be and I’ll get back to you once we have a clear direction. This isn’t over yet.
In the meantime, if you’re wondering why one of our competitors is demanding access to our private information, you can read about the details on this link.
Thanks again to the hundreds of people in Portland (and actually all over the country) who have offered us their support.
You’ll find a lot of information on the FTC and Whole Foods lawsuit here.