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City Wire has a story about how Walmart, with a goal of doing a better job in fresh foods, is streamlining the produce acquisition process so that it spends less time in the supply chain and more time in stores, where it is more likely to be satisfactory to increasingly discerning shoppers.

"As I get around and I talk to customers, I will often hear customers say to me the product looked good yesterday, but the day after, I opened up the fridge and I can tell you that apple or that strawberry or that mango was not good enough to eat,” says Greg Foran, CEO of Walmart's US business. Foran adds that "over the last 4 to 6 weeks, I'm seeing a little bit of momentum in this area. I am seeing improvements in what we are offering our customers, but we've got a lot more to do in this area yet."
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