Summary Box: Wal-Mart Stores

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Posted: Oct 14, 2010 1:26 PM
Summary Box: Wal-Mart Stores

GOING LOCAL: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, is launching a new sustainable agriculture strategy that looks to stock more local produce.

STRATEGY'S GOAL: Wal-Mart says it wants to bring more business to small and medium-sized farmers globally while also reducing farming's environmental impact.

KEY POINTS: The retailer is looking to double its sales of locally sourced produce in the U.S. by the end of 2015. Other initiatives include farmer training and reducing food waste at stores and clubs.