Whole Foods Sheds Some Assets

Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI) plans to sell all 35 Henry's and Sun Harvest store locations, and a Riverside, Calif. distribution center, to Smart & Final Inc., a Los Angeles-based food retailer owned by Apollo Management. The deal is contingent on Whole Foods prevailing in its current battle with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, over its proposed merger with Wild Oats Markets. www.wholefoods.com www.smartandfinal.com