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Market Definition in Grocery Retailing: The Whole Foods Case

BY | September 10, 2008

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Jordi Gual, Sandra Jódar-Rosell, Sep 01, 2008 As in many other antitrust cases, the delineation of the relevant…

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle

Jordi Gual, Sandra Jódar-Rosell, Sep 01, 2008

As in many other antitrust cases, the delineation of the relevant product market was the critical issue in the Whole Foods and Wild Oats merger. Setting the market boundaries containing the set of products in direct competition with those of the merging parties is a very difficult task in the presence of product differentiation. The varieties produced by each of the firms differ in se

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