BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Produce is moving up in the supercenter merchandising hierarchy at Wal-Mart Stores here. The department is playing a more pivotal role, in concert with other fresh departments, in the retail giant's food strategy. And that role is reflected in what the chain is calling its next-generation supercenter, nine of which will already have been opened by this week. While always an important part of its supercenter format's fresh-food presentation, produce in Wal-Mart's latest ...

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