NEW HAVEN - - Eighteen months after buying former rival Wild Oats Markets, the founder and chief executive of Whole Foods Market Inc. is still fighting federal regulators to make the merger stick. But in a visit to Yale University on Tuesday, he said he anticipates a settlement soon.
"Hopefully, there'll be an announcement in the next couple of weeks," said John Mackey, the Whole Foods CEO.
The Federal Trade Commission tried, but failed, to prevent the merger, saying it would create a monopoly that would squelch competition and hurt consumers. The agency has been trying Read more