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Forbes reports on how last Friday "was the date on which Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart’s case labeling mandate for produce went into effect," requiring that "all fresh commodity produce delivered to a Wal-Mart Distribution Center … be required to have standardized case labels."
The goal is not just to provide traceability that will give consumers confidence, the story says, but also to save Walmart money by ensuring that produce deliveries take place as early in the lifespan of the product as possible, thus "insuring that produce has a good shelf life associated with it helps retailers compete on freshness."
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