CHICAGO – Pre Brands, a supplier of Non-GMO Project Verified products and 100% grass-fed and finished meat offerings, recently expanded in the northeastern United States by adding Acme stores as a distribution partner. Acme, a unit of Albertsons Companies, operates stores across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Connecticut and Maryland.

“Pre is a proven partner and category leader even during these unprecedented times,” said Kevin Ponticelli, chief executive officer of Pre Brands. “We are committed to delivering exceptional product quality, outstanding customer service and strong innovation, to help all of our customers — including Acme, grow their business.”

The company said Pre Brands is growing approximately five times faster than the total better-for-you beef segment at 23.9% compared with 5.2%, respectively, according to the most recent 52 weeks ending in April of Nielsen syndicated data. Pre Brands offers an assortment of steaks and ground beef products that are Non-GMO Project Verified, Whole30 Approved, Keto and Paleo Certified and Halal Verified. The company’s 100% grass-fed and finished beef is sourced from animals raised ethically and sustainably on pasture year-round with no added antibiotics or hormones.

“Pre has delivered strong results on the East Coast as well as double digit gains with all of our Midwest based customers,” said David Meltzer, chief sales officer at Pre Brands. “Our category-leading basket size, repeat, and household trips are driven by strong customer and consumer investments coupled with shopper preferred delivery ready packaging.”