BrightFarms To Sell Locally Grown Packaged Salads In Ohio Valley Walmart Stores
WILMINGTON, OH - BrightFarms’ locally grown packaged salads are making their Walmart debut, after the brand announced it would be offering its fresh product at select Walmart stores in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia starting this October.
“The heart of our mission is to provide more of the population with access to fresh, delicious and nutrient-rich local produce. By partnering with Walmart, the largest retailer in the world, we’re able to provide a wider portion of consumers with year-round local produce that was grown by farmers in their own community,” said Paul Lightfoot, CEO of BrightFarms.
According to a press release, consumer demand for local produce has increased, and BrightFarms is stepping up as retailers' go-to for products grown from farms closer to their stores.
Specifically, BrightFarms will be supplying select Walmart stores with product that was grown at its 120,000-square-foot Wilmington, Ohio, commercial greenhouse that the company opened earlier this year. BrightFarms also operates hydroponic greenhouses in Rochelle, Illinois; Culpeper, Virginia; and Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Not only do BrightFarms’ greenhouses emphasize the powers of locally grown produce, they also use 80 percent less water, 90 percent less land, and 90 percent less shipping fuel when compared to long distance salad growers typically located in California and Arizona.
In addition to Walmart, BrightFarms’ salad greens are sold at Kroger, Ahold Delhaize, and Albertsons.
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