BrightFarms Receives Produce Innovation Award from Walmart
BrightFarms, a supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets based in Irvington, New York, recently received the Innovation Award (Produce) at Walmart’s 2019 Supplier Growth Forum in Rogers, Arkansas.
BrightFarms produce reaches Walmart stores within 24 hours of harvest, providing consumers with a fresher product that’s grown indoors and without the use of pesticides.
The Innovation Award follows a successful launch of BrightFarms salads in Walmart stores in Ohio.
The award comes as Walmart plans to expand Brightfarms’ products into an additional 50 stores in the Columbus metropolitan area this spring. BrightFarms packaged salads will be on store shelves in that region by the end of May.
“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 grows local produce, nationwide. BrightFarms finances, builds, and operates local greenhouse farms in partnership with supermarkets, cities, capital sources, and vendors, enabling it to quickly and efficiently eliminate time, distance, and costs from the food supply chain.
BrightFarms’ growing methods, a model for the future of scalable, sustainable local farming, uses far less energy, land and water than long distance, centralized and field grown agriculture. Fast Company recognizes BrightFarms as “One of World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies” and one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Food” in the world.
For more information, visit www.brightfarms.com.