Now shoppers can buy meal kits at Walgreens
Chef’d is rolling out its meal kits to 30 select Walgreens and Duane Reade stores in the metropolitan New York area.
With the company’s entrance into Walgreens, its first drug-store chain retailer, Chef’d continues its fast expansion into retail. By leveraging Smithfield’s extensive experience at retail and vast distribution network, Chef’d now offers quick and easy recipes at more than a dozen retailers in 27 states.
A selection of Chef’d meal kits will now be available for last-minute pickup from refrigerated displays at convenient Walgreens locations including select stores in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Forest Hills, Hoboken, Jersey City, and Yonkers. The launch is a pilot program at 30 of the drug-store chain’s locations in the metropolitan area.
Each Chef’d kit features ready-to-cook pre-portioned ingredients, including fresh herbs, leafy greens, and USDA Choice proteins. In-store Chef’d meal kits are designed for convenience, with total prep-to-plate times of 10 to 30 minutes, and 1-2 pan clean up. Meal selections at Walgreens will 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.
“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,” says Kyle Ransford, CEO of Chef’d. “Through our expansion into New York area Walgreen’s stores in partnership with Smithfield Foods, we are able to extend meal kits to new audiences and occasions.”
In-store meal kits serve two or more and start at $15.99.