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Amazon rivals turn to legal fine print to stem Whole Foods strategy

SAN FRANCISCO: Whole Foods Market met a new foe this summer during talks to lease a top retail space in a San Francisco mall: the Target next door. As City Center mall’s largest tenant, Target Corp had a say over changes to the property. According to people familiar with the lease discussions, Target balked at sharing the mall with Whole Foods because it feared competition from the grocery chain’s new owner, Amazon.com. Early attempts to persuade Target failed, and Whole Foods may now have to concede certain Amazon…