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Walmart Expands Partnership with Ghost Kitchens With Plans to Open More Locations; Darryl Spinks and George Kottas Comment

Walmart Expands Partnership with Ghost Kitchens With Plans to Open More Locations; Darryl Spinks and George Kottas Comment



TORONTO, CANADA - Last week, Walmart took to the newswires to announce it would be adding more than 20,000 new associates in a play to up its supply chain success. Now, the big-box retailer has announced it will be expanding its relationship with Ghost Kitchen Brands to open its first location in the U.S. in Rochester, New York.

Darryl Spinks, Senior Director, Retail Services, Walmart U.S“We pride ourselves on having the highest standards for our services. Our business is founded on providing innovative offerings that give our customers the experience they are looking for,” said Darryl Spinks, Senior Director, Retail Services, Walmart U.S. “We are excited to expand our relationship with Ghost Kitchens to continue to bring new and exciting food options to customers, all while providing the convenience our customers need.”

The new endeavor will make one-stop meal pickup and delivery available to Walmart shoppers from up to 25 popular brands plus several new additions to the Ghost Kitchens’ roster. According to a press release, these new companies include Costa Coffee, Kraft Mac & Cheese, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, and Shaquille O’Neal’s Big Chicken.

Walmart has announced it will be expanding its relationship with Ghost Kitchen Brands to open its first location in the U.S. in Rochester, New York

Building on Ghost Kitchens’ relationship with Walmart Canada, this announcement will be followed by the company opening additional locations in U.S. Walmart stores over the coming months and into the next year. Expected expansions include Texas, California, Illinois, and Georgia, among others.

George Kottas, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ghost Kitchens“We are thrilled for this next chapter of our growth story in the U.S. as we continue innovating with seamless integrations of new and improved restaurant concepts,” added George Kottas, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ghost Kitchens. “We are proud to work with Walmart to create best-in-class, technology-driven customer experiences and make top-tier products more accessible across both Canadian and U.S. markets.”

Ghost Kitchens enables consumers to order freshly prepared restaurant meals for delivery or pickup while shopping at select Walmart stores. The innovative omnichannel experience further fortifies the company’s position in the industry by providing convenient, affordable restaurant solutions to consumers.

How will this partnership expansion impact Walmart’s growth in the U.S.? Time and AndNowUKnow will tell, so keep a tab open.

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