1. Please discuss, in detail, the strategic issues both external and internal which Whole Foods’ faces.
2. Please discuss, in detail, the weaknesses, strengths, opportunities and threats of Whole Foods’ present position based upon such factors as the economy, exiting acquisitions, and food industry among others.
3. Please discuss any existing or developing trends in grocery industry, more specifically natural food and organic segments of grocery industry.
4. Please describe your understanding of Wild Oats acquisition, both its advantages and disadvantages. As well, describe the objection to this acquisition by Federal Trade Commission (FTC).