April 24, 2019
By Scott Neal, SVP Meat
As we get closer to summer grilling season, backyard barbecuers are gearing up to serve hamburgers, steaks and kebabs to family and friends. You likely don’t remember your last great piece of chicken, but when you’re talking about a mesquite masterpiece, beef is the main event.
That’s why here at Walmart, we are working to make the beef America eats better. To us, that means more transparency. Customers want freshness and affordability, but they also want to know what’s in their food and where it comes from.
To answer our customer’s demands, we need visibility into every step in the supply chain. So, we’re working with best-in-class suppliers to create an end-to-end Angus beef supply chain:
Bob McClaren of 44 Farms and Prime Pursuits is helping us source cattle raised on family farms and ranches.
We are also working with Mc6 Cattle Feeders to feed them.
Creekstone Farms will process the cattle at their facility, where more than 250 jobs will be created.
FPL Foods will operate our case ready packing facility, where the meat gets packaged and sent to our stores, creating an additional 200 plus jobs.