What's next for Whole Foods, Wild Oats?
CEO's anonymous comments on Web could add new hurdle to troubled deal
There really only seems to be one main question here: Mackey was badmouthing Wild Oats in a Yahoo stock forum as a way of devaluing the stock before his attempted acquisition. It would seem (to me) that this would be a concern of the FTC, or at least this conduct’s most damning possible motivation. Otherwise, it’s a goofy episode and little more. The Yahoo piece, is a bit titillating, but really small potatoes to his boardroom talk.