INDIANAPOLIS — Wal-Mart Stores is seeking to merge the issues of price and sustainability in the minds of consumers, one of the company's top executives said at a conference here. “An investment in [sustainability] contributes to how we can reduce the price to our customer,” Jack Sinclair, the executive vice president of the Bentonville, Ark.-based company's grocery division, said at the Center for Food Integrity's 2008 Summit, “It's not a cost premium. It's a cost minus.” Sustainability, ...

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