MONTEREY, Calif. -- Many retailers will remain skittish about carrying private-label produce until some of the risks inherent in the distribution chain are eliminated, according to a source from Wal-Mart. "We don't want to be responsible somewhere in the distribution chain for rejection [of a private label product]," said Kevin Carter of the Bentonville, Ark.-based chain, speaking on a panel of marketers at the Annual Produce Conference here last month. "Until we find out how to take ...

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