30 January 2011

Shock Alert: The Nation's Largest Grocer Wants To Help You Get Healthier!

Photo: Associated Press
The First Lady of the United States has joined forces with Wal-Mart, the nation's largest food provider in an effort to help Americans get healthier.  In the article, Wal-Mart gives boost to push for healthier food (January 20, 2011) -- the company plans on reducing produce prices and build stores in poor areas that do not already have grocery stores. 

Wal-Mart also plans to concentrate on products like lunch meats, fruit juices and salad dressings that are high in sugar or sodium -- in essence, all foods with high salt and sugar content which most consumers don't realize they're consuming.  The company will start tracking its suppliers' improvements in making food more healthy, using the year 2008 as a baseline. 

Side note: Wal-Mart's produce has never looked as delicious and organized as it is portrayed in the associated press photo. The First Lady should make unplanned visits to every Wal-Mart in America. In any event, I smell a challenge for this mega retailer/grocer to maintain their mission of providing fresh produce, while keeping prices low. I will be watching. Let the games begin. [I Love Produce!]

(Source: Associated Press)