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100,000-Chicken-A-Day Costco Processing Plant Opens Doors to Public

100,000-Chicken-A-Day Costco Processing Plant Opens Doors to Public


FREMONT, NE
Monday, October 21st, 2019

While I was frolicking in a pumpkin patch on Saturday, Costco fanatics were filing into the company’s Nebraska-based chicken processing plant for a behind-the-scenes tour. In September of 2018, we reported on Costco’s plans to open the first-of-its-kind facility. With its doors officially opened on September 9 of this year, Costco’s 400,000-square-foot complex launched the business into a new era for rotisserie chickens. For curious consumers, the plant opened its doors to the public this weekend, putting a halt to operations so visitors could take a gander.

According to a report by CNN, Costco sold nearly 100 million rotisserie chickens last year, and around 100,000 chickens are processed per day at the new facility

According to Lincoln Journal Star, the plant is run by Lincoln Premium Poultry, which both planned it and provided the chickens. The plant has been a long time coming, as plans began in 2017, and it is just now in the sixth week of a 45-week plan to maximize its operational capacity. To do this, a third processing line will be developed, bringing chicken production from 500,000 a week to two million.

According to a report by CNN, Costco sold nearly 100 million rotisserie chickens last year, and around 100,000 chickens are processed per day at the new facility. In this first-ever attempt to source its own chickens, Costco is embarking on an innovative strategy. To see how it plays out, keep reading Deli Market News.

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