Wal-Mart Goes Local

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Wal-Mart states that it has become the largest buyer of locally grown fruits and vegetables. The company plans to buy and resell $400 million worth of produce grown by farmers local to stores within a given state.

Locally grown produce at stores in Washington state includes cherries from June to August, tomatoes in August and September, and carrots from July to December, according to the Wal-Mart’s Web site. The company listed 19 fruits and vegetables on its Washington list and said it was “just a few” of the products available.

Wal-Mart’s definition of “local” is within a state’s boundaries.

Source: seattlepi.com

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