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Fresh. Local. Sustainable. Walmart.

November 21, 2010

Fresh. Local. Sustainable. Walmart.

Walmart has announced a local food initiative, pledging to carry more locally grown fresh produce and seafood in its stores. The company plans to increase sales of locally grown produce to $1 billion worth of food from 1 million small and medium-sized farms by 2015.

Groceries account for more than half of Walmart’s business; many of these products are packaged, processed, and imported. There are 40 Walmart food distribution centers in the U.S.A. The company’s Heritage Agriculture program will double the amount of fresh, locally sourced food in Walmart stores, especially in the East coast’s I-95 corridor, the Delta region of the South, and the Mid-America region.