BrightFarms Celebrates 2,000th Store Distribution Milestone
Irvington, NY – July 23, 2020 – BrightFarms, a leading supplier of locally grown salads, is proud to announce that the company’s distribution recently surpassed 2,000 stores, bringing their total store count to 2,009. BrightFarms has added more than 800 stores this year amid a record surge in demand that has increased year over year sales growth by 40% in the last month. The company’s growth has been driven by continued success with national retail partners like Ahold Delhaize USA and Kroger/Roundy’s and Walmart, along with recent product launches in Sam’s Club and Meijer. Earlier this year, BrightFarms opened their largest greenhouse to date in Selinsgrove, PA to support strong demand from Ahold-Delhaize in the Northeast.
BrightFarms is the first local, controlled environment leafy greens producer to distribute to more than 2,000 stores. Their expansion comes amidst the release of the 2020 Power of Produce report that found more than half of consumers want to see a greater assortment of locally grown produce at their supermarket.1
“We’re extremely proud of our growth with new and existing retail partners this year. Our programs continue to drive category growth as consumers seek out the freshest leafy greens in the produce department.” said Abby Prior, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at BrightFarms. “We look forward to continuing to introduce the BrightFarms brand to more consumers across the nation in the coming months.” BrightFarms growth trajectory is expected to continue with expansion into hundreds of new stores in the third quarter.
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, use 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, please visit www.brightfarms.com.
1 The Food Industry Assocation. The Power of Produce 2020 (Arlington: FMI, 2020)