Thursday, January 20, 2011

I'll Believe it when I see It

Wal-Mart announced that they will make and sell healthier foods. Among the changes they've announced is a reduction of salt and sugar in processed foods, and a reduction in produce prices.

You can read about it here:

Personally, I think that if you're serious about losing weight and eating healthy, you shouldn't be shopping for food in Wal-Mart. However, I realize that in many parts of the country, you really don't have a choice. It's Wal-Mart or nothing.

I'm also somewhat dubious as to Wal-Mart's actually doing what they promised. It's one thing to announce that you're going to do something, and quite another thing to do it. If Wal-Mart begins to think that making food "healthier" is negatively impacting profits, you can bet dollars to dimes that they'll go right back to the old formulations and pricing.

If, however, Wal-Mart does carry through on its promise, it will be a good step in the right direction for the whole country's waist-line problem. It certainly won't fix the problem, but it will help.


  1. I'm with you on this one. I'll believe it when I see it.

  2. Actually Walmart at least in my area sells a lot of organic products and also some of the stores are very conscience of the need for gluten free products at better prices than Whole Paycheck. In Food Inc. they even talked about how they were trying to break into that market.

  3. Walmart..if you have bothered to walk the aisles of one lately..especially a remodeled one..has gotten very aggressive with having upscale products in their stores. They are carrying more organic products..working in carrying a varied line of Gluten Free they come into production and available to the market. They are building and remodeling using recycled products and working to be green and a help to their communities.
    They offer their Associates a discount on fruits and vegetables to encourage them to eat healthier. SO...I think you need to re-think your out look on things at Walmart. They do understand that they are a valuable resource for people looking to eat healthier foods..and working towards being a place for people to turn to for such items in their lives.
    Nothing happens overnight.