WAL-MART PRODUCE GOING UP FRONT AND ETHNIC

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here has moved produce to the front of more than 125 supercenters as part of a greater commitment to the department and to boosting sales.The chain has also begun to act on a plan to remerchandise the produce departments with a bent toward ethnic and regional preferences."We absolutely believe that [these moves] will have a great impact on sales," Nick White, executive

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here has moved produce to the front of more than 125 supercenters as part of a greater commitment to the department and to boosting sales.

The chain has also begun to act on a plan to remerchandise the produce departments with a bent toward ethnic and regional preferences.

"We absolutely believe that [these moves] will have a great impact on sales," Nick White, executive vice president for supercenters, told SN.

In existing stores,

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