BrightFarms, a supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets, was recently awarded the Innovation Award (Produce) at Walmart’s 2019 Supplier Growth Forum in Rogers, Arkansas.
The Innovation Award follows the launch of the company's salads in Walmart stores in Ohio.
BrightFarms said its produce reaches Walmart stores within 24 hours of harvest, with the aim of providing consumers with a fresher product.
The award comes amid Walmart’s plan to expand Brightfarms’ products into an additional 50 stores in the Columbus metropolitan area this spring. Consumers in that region can expect to see the packaged salads on the shelves by the end of May.
“Everyone at BrightFarms was thrilled to win Walmart’s Innovation Award. We are enjoying working with Walmart in their 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.”