With its organic-product introductions and prescription-drug rate cuts, Target Corp. was caught in the rare position of having to follow the lead of Wal-Mart Stores, which one investment firm official describes as Wal-Mart "'out-Targeting' Target." Target has taken the initiative to certify its produce and departments as organic, but Wal-Mart's move could help it improve its image with shoppers.
An additional $131,725 worth of Grow Wisconsin Dairy Team grants have been allocated to six Wisconsin dairies. The grants are intended to encourage local dairy growth and expand community economic impact.
The Windham Foundation in Vermont has been given a proposal that encourages keeping the Retreat Farm, which was once owned by Brattleboro Retreat, open for business. Under the proposal, presented by the Brattleboro Agriculture Advisory Committee, the farm would produce cheese from a herd of Jersey cows and have the option to run the existing petting zoo.
Selling its door-to-door dairy service to rival Dairy Crest appears to have benefited Arla Foods UK, which has subsequently seen significant growth recently. The company was also warned by parent group Arla Foods to improve business.