Beyond Meat announced a major expansion in its long-standing relationship with Walmart, the world’s largest retailer. Following this summer’s successful launch of the Cookout Classic value pack, Beyond Meat’s most affordable product offering to date, this fall, Walmart plans to triple availability of the Beyond Burger from approximately 800 locations to more than 2,400 stores nationwide beginning next week. The move comes as part of Beyond Meat’s effort to increase worldwide accessibility to simple, plant-based meat products made without GMOs or bio-engineered ingredients.
Bonduelle Fresh Americas, home of Ready Pac Foods, announced that it has joined Walmart in the groundbreaking "10x20x30" initiative to root out food loss and waste from the supply chain. 10x20x30 is led by Walmart and more than 10 of the world's biggest food retailers and providers, each having committed to engage at least 20 suppliers in a "whole supply chain" approach to cutting food loss and waste in half by 2030. Bonduelle Fresh Americas supplies Walmart with Ready Pac Foods Bistro Bowl Salads and salad kits.
Brazi Bites, the top U.S. producer of naturally gluten-free Brazilian-style cheese bread, is expanding its distribution footprint to over 300 Walmart stores and will also be available online at Amazon. The brand has experienced a 60% increase in sales this year due to pandemic spending by consumers.
Plant-based patty is now available in more than 8,000 retail outlets nationwide, a 50x increase in less than six months.
July 31, 2020
Plant-based Impossible Burger will will soon be stocked in nearly 2,100 Walmart Supercenter and Walmart Neighborhood Market locations. Customers can find Impossible Burger in the fresh meat section of the store in 12-ounce packages. Impossible Burger is also available through Walmart Grocery Pickup & Delivery.
RollinGreens, the plant-based food company known for its better-for-you comfort food alternatives, is expanding its retail presence into new Kroger and Walmart stores this summer. First introduced at retail in May 2015, RollinGreens’ products are 100% clean, gluten-free, whole, allergen-friendly, and vegan, made from sustainable crops and never produced in a lab.
The new system uses distributed ledger technology to track deliveries, verify transactions and automate payments and reconciliation among Walmart Canada and its carriers.
November 18, 2019
Walmart Canada, Canada, and DLT Labs, Canada, launched a blockchain-based freight and payment network, what is said to be the world's largest full production blockchain solution for any industrial application.
The Walmart Foundation grant supports EFI to offer workforce development and certification programs to more Mexican suppliers.
July 23, 2019
Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), Washington, D.C., received a $1.2 million grant from Walmart Foundation, Bentonville, Ark., to advance responsible labor practices through workforce development programs on fresh produce farms in Mexico.
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