Whole Foods has announced the purchase of Wild Oats! There goes the competition! They are going to pay 545 million to purchase the next largest competition and should complete the acquisition in April. Coming soon to a neighborhood near you: The store you've all wanted in the neighborhood. I know a lot of people may not agree with all their practices and policies, but when you look at where most people have been shopping, meaning the majors, this is good news. The Wild Oats company also includes Henry's Markets, and Sun harvest and Capers.