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Walmart’s new meatpacking plant opens

Post by HDRider » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:28 am

Walmart, the largest retailer in the U.S., is getting into the beef business. This afternoon, the Arkansas-based company will make a notable move for a purveyor of groceries: opening a 200,000-square-foot meatpacking plant built specifically to process Black Angus beef. The facility, located in Thomasville, Georgia, is the company’s first such plant, according to the Thomasville Times-Enterprise.

In a press release, Walmart said it’s opening the facility to process Angus beef steaks and roasts, which it will sell in 500 stores throughout the Southeast. While the grocer says that controlling its supply chain will meet customers’ demands for transparency, there may be other factors in play as well. This summer, Walmart U.S. Chief Greg Foran told CNN Business that concerns over industry consolidation were one factor that led the company to look into regaining some control over its supply.

https://newfoodeconomy.org/walmart-new- ... e-georgia/


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Re: Walmart’s new meatpacking plant opens

Post by cowgal604 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:32 am

Walmart meat is so so repulsive, at least in Canada...

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Re: Walmart’s new meatpacking plant opens

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cowgal604 wrote:
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Walmart meat is so so repulsive, at least in Canada...
Maybe this is an attempt to improve that.
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Re: Walmart’s new meatpacking plant opens

Post by HDRider » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:13 am

Grocery sales account for 56% of Walmart's total U.S. revenue, making it the country's largest grocer.

Walmart has now arranged to source cattle from Texas rancher Bob McClaren of Prime Pursuits and 44 Farms, (www.44farms.com) who said the retailer will sell no-hormones-added Black Angus beef.

We are also working with Mc6 Cattle Feeders to feed them. (www.mc6cfi.com)

Creekstone Farms will process the cattle at their facility, where more than 250 jobs will be created. (www.creekstonefarms.com)

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.

The cattle will be fed at a feedyard that specializes in avoiding hormones, slaughtered in Kansas and packaged in Georgia before the beef hits shelves in about 500 Walmart stores in the southeastern United States.

Walmart has separately increased its control over its dairy supply by opening a processing plant in Indiana that supplies private-label milk to stores.
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Re: Walmart’s new meatpacking plant opens

Post by cowgal604 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:51 am

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Walmart meat is so so repulsive, at least in Canada...
Maybe this is an attempt to improve that.
I hate watching it go to the way of discount grocery stores.

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Re: Walmart’s new meatpacking plant opens

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cowgal604 wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:51 am
HDRider wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:00 am
cowgal604 wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:32 am
Walmart meat is so so repulsive, at least in Canada...
Maybe this is an attempt to improve that.
I hate watching it go to the way of discount grocery stores.
It is where people shop.

Most smaller towns don't have many choices. There is no such thing as a butcher shop any longer.
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Re: Walmart’s new meatpacking plant opens

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:39 pm

Walmart beef is not bad right now and only stands to improve.
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Post by Stocker Steve » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:58 pm

[quote=HDRider Most smaller towns don't have many choices. There is no such thing as a butcher shop any longer.
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We have three retail meat stores near by. Two are run in the front of locker plants, and the other is a meat case in a barbaque joint. Prices tend to be higher than Wally World, but the the selection is wider. Wife claims the quality is better too, but then she is a Walmart hater. :nod:
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Post by chaded » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:15 pm

Walmart actually isn’t bad here. Not the best but Better then the so called custom butcher shops we have around here.

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Re: Walmart’s new meatpacking plant opens

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:46 pm

“Angus cattle, first bred in England for fatty, marbled meat, were brought to the United States in the 1870s. The breed is now the country’s most popular beef.”

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Most popular beef, but not most profitable cow.
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Re: Walmart’s new meatpacking plant opens

Post by HDRider » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:31 pm

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