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• The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that Walmart's Sam's Club "is building a team of regional U.S. buyers to bring in more local and organic groceries, a strategy used by rival Costco Wholesale Corp. to drive loyalty and attract wealthier customers ... Sam's Club has hired a handful of buyers in Dallas and is considering putting teams in up to five other markets ... People familiar with the matter said Sam's Club was considering having regional buyers handle 30 percent of its food items."
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