BrightFarms Recognized by Walmart with Produce Innovation Award
IRVINGTON, NY - After debuting in Ohio Walmart’s produce aisles late last year, BrightFarms is already earning major kudos from the retailer. At its 2019 Supplier Growth Forum in Rogers, Arkansas, Walmart awarded BrightFarms the Innovation Award (Produce) for its locally grown salads.
“Everyone at BrightFarms was thrilled to win Walmart’s Innovation Award. We are enjoying working with Walmart in their successful efforts to grow their grocery sales, and I’m grateful that consumers in the Columbus metro area will soon have access to our delicious baby greens,” said Paul Lightfoot, BrightFarms Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to the opportunity to continue to grow with Walmart in additional markets in the future.”
BrightFarms' recently earned accolades have occurred around the same time Walmart plans to expand the grower’s product line. By the end of May, an additional 50 stores in the Columbus metropolitan area will offer BrightFarms' goods.
According to a press release, BrightFarms produce reaches Walmart stores within 24 hours of harvest, providing shoppers with a fresher product that’s grown indoors and without the use of pesticides.
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