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News Summary: Wal-Mart to perk up produce sections

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- FRESH TAKE: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. wants to keep its produce aisles fresh and announced steps to improve the quality of fruits and vegetables.

CASH CROP: The nation's largest grocer and retailer is launching a produce-training program for 70,000 associates to handle fruits and vegetables better. It's also promoting its 100 percent money back guarantee that allows shoppers who are not satisfied with their produce to get a cash refund.

FOOD FIGHTS: Fresh fruits and vegetables have become the latest battleground in the supermarket wars, fueled by shoppers' demands for healthier eating and the need for stores to differentiate themselves.