Richmond Walmarts might kill the organic food market

Posted at 6:08 PM, Apr 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-10 18:08:57-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) –Walmart is hoping to take a big bite out of the organic foods market.

The chain is teaming up with organic foods company “Wild Oats” to offer organic products on Walmart shelves.

The joint venture will start with a hundred packaged products.

They may expand later to include other things like meat.

The products will be sold at the same price as non-organic brands, and 25 percent less than organic national brands already sold at Walmart.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Richmond area Walmart stores  “are among the 2,000 Walmart stores receiving the products as part of the initial rollout,” according to Walmart spokeswoman Danit Marquardt.