Linked below is an interesting article from today's U-T - to summarize, Whole Foods will not be acquiring the Henry's grocery chain. Instead, a private equity firm will buy it.
Personally, I am pretty happy about this development, assuming that the private equity firm doesn't break Henry's up and sell it for parts. On the rare occasions that my husband and I eat store-prepared foods for dinner, we go to Whole Foods or Bristol Farms; otherwise, my local Henry's (University City) has almost everything I need (we go to Von's maybe once a month to buy a few select items) at lower prices. And, there's just something I like about the place.