Created 08/02/2011 - 1 year ago
Wal-Mart is finding it can save money by buying fruits and vegetables grown closer to its stores. Other food retailers are following suit in buying more local produce, but most of them say their main motive is to cater to changing consumer preference.
jacqueline008: Nice to see a big dog going local. I had an apple juice today - contained apples from China, Brasil, Mexico etc. And I…http://lnkd.in/md8TNn
TastingTimes: WalMart discovers local produce. We can debate about the definition of "local", but I like the trend. http://on.wsj.com/qtfInk
BE_Lloyd: Walmart's local food sourcing is saving them money. Just another benefit of local agriculture. http://t.co/yfDJKA9
Jambutter: RT @MyWebGrocer How does #Walmart's local produce sourcing effect your business? http://t.co/oCi7dfc #ProFood #localfood
marcoscopic: Walmart is buying local to "save" money. How will their customers deal with a dynamic food system? http://on.wsj.com/o2Tnfw #eatlocal
johnnunezga: "Local" grows on Wal-Mart... maybe "Made in America" will soon follow? we can only hope... http://t.co/9d2RFjI #in #fb
GildaH: RT @JillianMichaels RT @bittman: Walmart sources more local food: http://on.wsj.com/pXwzzh ...About time more stores do this!
MultiSvc: #Wal-Mart Stores is adding more locally grown produce. Reducing the # of "food miles" cuts #fuel costs. http://on.wsj.com/oAjpWj
saustinfoodie: I'm still not going to shop there. RT @bittman Walmart sources more local food: http://t.co/NqG13Gv
floydcardoz: Went to 2 local stores in NJ for Tomatoes & only found from Canada & Mexico RT @bittman:" Walmart more lcl food: http://on.wsj.com/pXwzzh"
jendorroh: Growing trend--lowers transportation costs, pleases customers RT @bittman Walmart sources more local food http://t.co/yakylzg
DianneCarbajal: “@bittman: Walmart sources more local food: http://t.co/8cTlPNk” @WalmartComMx @WalmartdeMexico
gridmonte: Walmart & others do save $ by sourcing food locally but admit they are just tryin to please customers http://on.wsj.com/pXwzzh
jgoden: Youngest son (college student starts working at Walmart today)-joyce @bittman Walmart sources more local food: http://on.wsj.com/pXwzzh
healthytravel: The goal is 9%. The "message" is a good one. "@bittman: Walmart sources more local food: http://on.wsj.com/pXwzzh"
WholeKidsAdvTX: RT @unhealthytruth: Safeway, Supervalu, Wal-Mart & other retailers buy local produce to save money & satisfy consumers, reports WSJ http://t.co/O2LXkBl
Jeff_Deasy: Not my favorite company, but this could have a big impact for the benefit of local food growers.... http://fb.me/12BmvJfnd
LolaBeesHarvest: Walmart pledges that 9% of its U.S. total for produce will be 'local' by 2015. http://t.co/39LLIsM
DanielBurstein: "I would call it farming by press release" Mark Kastel of @Cornucopia_Inst http://t.co/LPWhk8V
wfweber: RT @MikelPak: RT @SarahNassauer The economics of selling "local" produce by WSJ's @davidkesmodel and @BustilloM http://t.co/EU7R9pK
nutritionistaNY: Not sure what I think about this. Sounds good on surface, but there's more 2 it. WSJ.com 'Local' Grows on Wal-Mart http://t.co/TtxUio7
eatourpeas: Is Wal-Mart serious about local sourcing? Depends on what you consider "local" http://t.co/MH0i4R2
shawndrury: Wal-Mart finds that its cheaper to buy local. All together now: Duhhhhhhhhhhh...http://t.co/aWmrqeF
ventr8ll: is glad #Wal-Mart gets it & notices how large organizations respond to & create the landscape for a "changing consumer…http://lnkd.in/f7fD5E
britt_at_RPA: "Wal-Mart and other retailers embrace 'local food' movement," WSJ: http://on.wsj.com/otKAb4
markstrat: 'Local' Grows on Wal-Mart: Wal-Mart is finding it can save money by buying fruits and vegetables grown close... http://on.wsj.com/nSJ8qM
BBillingsley: RT @AllianceData: As Americans flock to farmers markets & gourmet grocers for fresher produce, 'local' begins to grow on Walmart. WSJ: http://ow.ly/5Savw
AlphaHydroponic: Walmart looks to trim food miles WSJ.com - 'Local' Grows on Wal-Mart http://t.co/urPlIYq
beckrule: WSJ.com - '#Local' Grows on #WalMart http://t.co/j7lQG68 #ag #food #farms Interesting ripple effects.
boballard: WSJ.com - 'Local' Grows on Wal-Mart http://t.co/dqMXuiu --- really like this: big, bad Walmart is supporting organic and local farmers.
generousrambles: "@bittman: Walmart sources more local food: http://on.wsj.com/pXwzzh" of course its not bc local is better for ppl and helps small farms!
HartKeith: Shouldn't this already be known? Products grown locally are cheaper than those from elsewhere... http://on.wsj.com/pXwzzh A break from #debt