Move enables both, Cargill and Ahold Delhaize, to better focus on meeting customer protein needs and driving growth.
Cargill, in response to the increasing demand for convenient and affordable protein choices in the U.S., has invested in two processing facilities to enhance the production and distribution of supermarket case-ready beef and pork in the Northeast.
Cargill 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 acquisition of meat plants in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania from Infinity Meat Solutions strengthens Cargill’s long-term partnership with Ahold Delhaize USA, allowing the company to produce a variety of packaged meat products for retailers.
This strategic move aims to not only continue servicing Ahold Delhaize USA brands but also extend case-ready production to additional retailers, streamlining operations for grocery stores and offering high-quality products to meet consumer preferences.
“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.”
Terms of the sale are not disclosed.
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