Is the Power of the Food Retailer Trumping All?

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By Shaun HaneyWe hear a lot nowadays about value chains, the integrated food system and the farmers incredibly important role in it. How many time have you heard the term, “Gate to Plate?” I can buy into this concept as long as all participants are getting a fair return for their investment in the process.I tend to catch up on my reading when I fly. I was flipping through a Business Week on a flight to Winnipeg this month and I spotted the article entitled, “Wal-Mart Wants More Buying Clout.”I say what?????  I continued reading…..”Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) purchasing chief Hernan…

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