In 2010, Walmart vowed to double its sales of locally grown produce by 2015, both as an environmental initiative and to support small farmers. But somehow, though Walmart has already passed its goal, small farmers haven't benefited at all.
Many people react to the news that Walmart is coming to their neighborhood with dismay. The "Bully of Bentonville" lays waste to local businesses, increases traffic, and can lead to higher crime rates. But here's a twist: Where Walmart builds, property values go up.
Dole Food Company is public again but investors haven't been paying much attention to the green produce producer. Hilary Kramer says that maybe they should and she explains why investors, like her, may soon go bananas over this green company.