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Bowery farming announces expansion of its produce to Albertsons companies’ stores

Bowery Farming, a U.S. vertical farming company serving almost 800 grocery stores and major e-commerce platforms, today announced that it is now providing Albertsons Companies with Bowery’s protected produce that’s local, safe and sustainable, to an initial 275 Safeway and Acme stores across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

“At Bowery we believe that everyone should have access to fresh, healthy produce,” said Katie Seawell, Chief Commercial Officer, Bowery Farming. “We’re proud to partner with Albertsons Companies to bring millions of shoppers our local, wildly delicious, Protected Produce and meet unprecedented demand for our growing category, which we believe is the next frontier of agriculture.”

"Whether our customers shop with us in store or through our websites and apps, they expect to find fresh and sustainable produce for delicious meals at home,” said Ricardo Dimarzio, Produce Sales Manager of Albertsons Cos’ Mid-Atlantic Division. "We're proud to offer Bowery Farming’s innovative and sustainable produce to help meet customer demand for high quality local indoor grown greens and herbs."

Five of Bowery’s most popular SKUs are now available in 164 Acme stores (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland) and 111 Safeway stores (Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.). The initial five products are: 

  • Bowery Baby Butter Lettuce - Crisp yet tender, a mild and smooth baby lettuce with a refreshing finish.
  • Bowery Crispy Leaf - Crunchy and refreshing, this mild and versatile green is the ideal base for a salad or grain bowl, and garnish for your culinary whimsy.
  • Bowery Spring Blend - A smooth and satisfying mix of red and green oakleaf, romaine and mustard for a peppery finish, this is Bowery’s modern take on a classic lettuce blend.
  • Baby Kale Blend - Robust and balanced, this versatile, flavorful blend of three types of baby kale works well in any dish, from a sauté to a salad to a smoothie.
  • Bowery Basil - Aromatic and sweet, with a peppery flavor that adds depth to any dish.

The partnership will offer consumers Protected Produce year-round, even in the middle of events that interrupt the traditional supply chain. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Bowery has proven to be a safe, reliable and trustworthy partner for retailers looking to fill holes in the local supply chain. 

This retail expansion comes at a pivotal time in the company’s growth. Bowery, now the largest U.S. vertical farming company, has seen nearly 700% growth in sales since January 2020 with brick-and-mortar grocery retailers, and more than quadrupled its sales with e-commerce platforms, including Amazon. To sustain this growth and meet demand for its produce, Bowery is building its largest and most technologically advanced farm yet in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, which will further automate the growing process from seed to store and expand its reach throughout the East Coast. The company also has two commercial farms in Kearny, New Jersey, and Nottingham, Maryland, which are currently serving customers.

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