WAL-MART SELLS MORE LOCAL PRODUCE BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores last week said its partnerships with local farmers are up 50% compared with two years ago, and that during the summer months this year, locally sourced fruits and vegetables that are both grown and available for purchase within a state's borders will account for 20% of the produce the company offers. “Offering local produce has been a Wal-Mart priority for years, and we're taking it to a new level with a pledge to grow ...

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