Wal-Mart Banking On Sustainability of Local Food

Traditionally, lettuce sold in a Wal-Mart in eastern Connecticut is from a warmer and sunnier location, but due in part to high energy prices, local food is looking more attractive to Wal-Mart.  Wal-Mart saves on the price of diesel fuel and cuts down on spoilage costs by buying local produce, however, Wal-Mart tells WSJ that their motivation is not an economic one but rather to meet changing consumers preferences.