A second act for Wild Oats?

|By:, SA News Editor

Tesco (TSCDF.PK) will loan £80M ($126M) to Ron Burkle's investment company in order to complete a deal to move 150 Fresh & Easy stores in the U.S. out of its hands.

What to watch: Burkle owns the brand name Wild Oats and could use his new stable of Fresh & Easy and A&P stores to revive the chain. A reborn Wild Oats would be a "natural" rival  to Whole Foods Market (WFM) and Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM).