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Last updated on Thursday, December 4, 2014, 10:13 am

Paul Gatling

Organic Showdown? Not Quite (OPINION)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is in the news headlines, seemingly, at every turn, but more so this time of year because of the Christmas shopping season. But the Bentonville-based company is not just the largest retailer in the world. It is also the largest grocer in the United States, and as such, has indicated a growing interest in becoming a more significant player in the niche of organic and ethically sourced groceries. How much impact will that have on industry leader Whole Foods Market Inc.? Very little, according to a recent in-depth analysis by multimedia financial services company The Motley Fool. Analyst Eshna Basu wrote of the company’s renewed partnership earlier this year with Wild Oats, a leading supplier of organic food items, to offer 100 or so organic food items for around 25... [ MORE ]

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