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Walgreens reportedly to becomes a pioneer in meal kit game

BY Deena M. Amato-McCoy

Walgreens is about to make its mark in the meal kits segment.

The drugstore chain will sell boxed meal kits from Chef’d at 30 Walgreens and Duane Reade locations in the New York area, reported CNBC. This deal marks one of the first instances of a meal kit company partnering with a drugstore chain.

The program evolved through a partnership with consumer packaged meats company Smithfield Foods. Chef’d joined forces with Smithfield Foods in May, a move that enabled the company to sell its meal kits at grocery stores nationwide. Through the collaboration, the boxed meals are now available at more than a dozen retailers in 27 states, including Costco, Harris Teeter, Tops, Hy-vee, Weis, and Gelson’s Markets, according to Chef’d.

 

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