Cargill’s geographical footprint is expanding, this time thanks to a strategic deal with Ahold Delhaize USA. In a recent announcement, the protein provider revealed its investment in two processing facilities to expand its production and distribution of supermarket case-ready beef and pork to retailers in the Northeast United States.
“With this investment, we look forward to our continued partnership with Ahold Delhaize USA companies while bringing additional high-quality, case-ready products to new retail customers,” said Hans Kabat, President of Cargill’s North American Protein business. “By bringing more of our case-ready and value-added protein products to retailers, their employees can spend less time on back-room prep work and more time helping their customers at the meat counter.”
This strategic move comes as U.S. consumer demand for convenient and affordable protein options continues to grow. As a press release reported, the company has purchased case-ready meat plants in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, and Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, from Infinity Meat Solutions, subsidiaries of Ahold Delhaize USA. The transaction stems from a long-term partnership with Ahold Delhaize companies to produce packaged ground beef and pork, muscle cuts, and value-added products such as seasoned, marinated, and breaded meats for the retailer’s U.S. grocery store brands.
Cargill team members are already staffing both facilities, and Cargill will continue to service Ahold Delhaize USA brands in the Northeast while expanding its case-ready production and distribution capabilities from the two plants to additional retailers.
Terms of the sale are not disclosed.
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