Walmart seeking Latin America suppliers

Retail giant will buy agricultural products and textiles in the region By José Eusebio Medina Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is doubling sales of locally grown produce in the U.S.; expanding and enhancing sustainable sourcing to cover 20 key commodities, including bananas, coffee, grapes (from where a large amount is sourced from various countries in Latin America) and tea, among others; and implementing a new plan designed to achieve science-based targets for reducing greenhouse gases. “Walmart is looking way beyond monthly or semester sales. That’s why our CEO defined 20 agricultural commodities that we must offer in order to be a more sustainable strategic partner by 2025,” Latin America’s VP of Purchasing and Procurement, Fernando Serpa, told Latin Trade on his recent […]