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Bloomberg reports that Whole Foods CEO John Mackey says that in the future, he will only consider acquisitions that won’t require the approval of federal antitrust regulators.

“I don’t want to make any acquisition that requires the government to approve it ever again,” Mackey tells . “Mom-and-pop-type chains will be the type of acquisitions we do in the future. I don’t anticipate any large acquisitions.”

The Wild Oats purchase in 2007 was challenged by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which continued to press its case even after the courts cleared the way for the $565 million takeover to occur. Earlier this year, Whole Foods settled with the FTC, agreeing to sell 32 stores to resolve the dispute.
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