Wal-Mart to Make, Sell Healthier Foods

Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 07:30 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wal-Mart is expected to announce that it will reformulate thousands of products to make them healthier and push its suppliers to do the same.

Two people familiar with the announcement say first lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to join Wal-Mart executives at an event Thursday to begin the effort. The two people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about it publicly.

The company plans to reduce sodium and sugars in some items, build stores in poor areas that don't already have grocery stores, reduce prices on produce and develop a logo for healthier items.

Several food companies have made similar efforts, but Wal-Mart's reach is significant.

The first lady has urged companies to make foods healthier through her campaign to combat childhood obesity.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Time Warner Cable Customers Lose Internet Service Nationwide

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 09:54 AM

Time Warner Cable, which is planning to combine with Comcast, said Internet service is largely restored after frustrated . . .

Police Departments Suspended for Losing Pentagon Equipment

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 09:37 AM

Nearly 200 state and local police departments have been suspended from a Pentagon program that allows local agencies to  . . .

WSJ: Buffett Makes Tax Whopper on Burger King Deal

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 06:40 AM

Billionaire Warren Buffett may be an ally of President Barack Obama's quest to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans,  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved