Meijer, Wal-Mart Boost Local Produce Selections
by Indiana Living Green
Posted: 2009-10-02 11:25:31 EST

Meijer and Walmart have announced plans to expand their offerings of locally grown produce in its stores.

"Meijer has always been one of the largest purchasers of locally grown fruits and vegetables during the peak growing seasons," said Hank Meijer, co-chairman and chief executive officer of the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based supercenter chain.

The company will expand its Home Grown initiative by working with more than 65 local growers throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky, Meijer said.

Meijer handles more than 75 different locally-grown fruits and vegetables from area farmers, pumping more than $50 million into local economies through its Home Grown program that is dedicated to sourcing local produce.

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