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    Wal-Mart Warned on Too-low Milk Prices in Puerto Rico

    Authorities claimed Wal-Mart was Selling Milk 36 cents below a price set to protect local suppliers.

    "Always Low Prices" isn't always a good thing for Wal-Mart, apparently. The discounter was warned by Puerto Rican authorities on Thursday that it was selling milk too cheaply on the island.

    Puerto Rican regulators said Wal-Mart was offering its ultra-high-temperature Great Value brand milk at $1.46 a quart, 36 cents below the price set by the U.S. territory's government to protect its milk industry. That put Wal-Mart in violation, according to Juan Pedro, director of the Puerto Rican milk regulation agency.

    In a statement on Thursday, the Bentonville, Ark.-based giant said it is committed to following all local laws. Wal-Mart also stated that it corrected the listed milk price as soon as it was alerted to the situation.

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