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Wal-Mart gives boost to push for healthier food

 


Wal-Mart gives boost to push for healthier food

ANNE D'INNOCENZIO

MARY CLARE JALONICK

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Attention, Walmart shoppers: The food in your cart, from fruit drinks to salad dressing, may soon get healthier.

The nation's largest grocer said Thursday it will reformulate thousands of store-brand products to reduce sodium and sugar and push its suppliers to do the same.

It also promises to reduce prices on produce and build stores in poor areas that don't already have grocery stores.

First lady Michelle Obama said Wal-Mart's plans have "the potential to transform...



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