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• Published reports say that the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has requested “additional information” from Wild Oats before approving its application to be acquired by Whole Foods. Specifics about the kind of information being requested were not available.

Wild Oats said it would respond to the request “promptly.”

• Boots, the UK-based HBC retailer, reportedly has expanded its relationship with Target and now will be available in all of its 1,500 US stores. Boots, which also has a relationship with CVS, first started opening boutiques in Target stores back in 2004.
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