Chef'd expands retail meal kits to New York City
June 14, 2018
by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles-based meal kit company Chef’d, along with its partner Smithfield Foods, announced that 30 select Walgreens and Duane Reade stores in the metropolitan New York area will have meal kits on their shelves.
A selection of Chef’d meal kits will now be available for pickup from refrigerated displays at certain Walgreens locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Forest Hills, Hoboken, Jersey City and Yonkers.
Each kit features ready-to-cook pre-portioned ingredients, including fresh herbs, leafy greens, and USDA Choice proteins. Instore Chef’d meal kits are designed for convenience and total prep-to-plate times of 10 minutes to 30 minutes.
“Since its launch as the only non-subscription meal kit company, Chef’d has been dedicated to providing customers with more quality meal kit offerings in more locations,” said Kyle Ransford, CEO of Chef’d. “Through our expansion into New York area Walgreens stores in partnership with Smithfield Foods, we are able to extend meal kits to new audiences and occasions.”
Popular kits at Walgreens include 20 Clove Garlic Chicken with Mashed Purple Potatoes and Spinach; Chicken Tikka Masala with Basmati Rice, Raita and Naan Bread; and Herb Crusted Flank Steak with Roasted Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas, and Horseradish Cream Sauce.
Over a dozen retailers in 27 states now offer Chef’d kits and recipes. Stores with kits include Costco, Harris Teeter, Tops, Hy-Vee, Weis and Gelson’s Markets.
Instore meal kits serve two or more and start at $15.99.