Wal-Mart says it is redoubling its efforts to improve operations after Chinese officials ordered closure of its 13 Chongqing stores over company's labeling of ordinary pork as organic

Cindy Allen

Cindy Allen

Oct 25, 2011 – Industry Intelligence

LOS ANGELES , October 25, 2011 () – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is is redoubling its efforts to improve operations after Chinese officials ordered all 13 of the company's stores in the southwestern city of Chongqing closed for two weeks after it found ordinary pork had been labeled as organic, Bloomberg reported Oct. 25.

Wal-Mart China's Chief Operating Officer Del Sloneker apolgized for the pork case and said the company would be reviewing management procedures.

“We are embarrassed and going to work harder to ensure that this is not going to happen again,” said Sloneker.

Meanwhile, Asia CEO Scott Price visited some Chongqing stores to try to regain goodwill.

The company also is providing additional training for Chongqing workers and upgrading store facilities, as well as establishing a lab for quick quality checks of food.

The primary source of this article is Bloomberg, New York, New York, on Oct. 25, 2011.

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