Bentonville, Ark. -- (3/5/2018) Walmart has quietly been testing its new meal kits in Springfield.
These kits are a new venture for the grocer. They’re made with fresh ingredients and assembled in-store daily by deli associates. They’ve tested so well in Springfield, that Walmart is expanding the kits to more than 2000 stores this year.
The meals will be available via Walmart’s Online Grocery Pickup where customers can order online at lunch and pick up as soon as dinner time.
The meals, available now in more than 250 stores, were developed and tested in the retailer’s Culinary and Innovation Center and are made and assembled fresh in-store daily. On shelves in the deli, options include pre-portioned cooking kits, kits to accompany the grocers’ best-selling rotisserie chicken, along with options that can be heated up and on the table in less than 15 minutes.
Whether you’re an experienced chef or new cook, you can create these meals with your own flair. Pre-portioned meal kits include:
o Steak Dijon
o Basil Garlic Chicken
o Sweet Chili Chicken Stir Fry
o Pork Florentine
Rotisserie chicken meals include:
o Thai Curry Chicken
o Chicken Fried Rice
One step meals include:
o Chicken Alfredo
o Cheesy Ravioli Bake
o Spaghetti and Meatballs
o Chicken Parmesan
o Pulled Beef
o Chicken Marsala
o Curry Chicken
o Pot Roast
o Chicken Enchiladas
“Customers are busier than ever and we know getting a delicious dinner on the table can be a chore. We’re here to help,” said Tyler Lehr, senior vice president and general merchandise manager, Deli Services, Walmart U.S. “These delicious meals give the best or worst of cooks a fresh, easy option for dinner tonight, or later this week.”
Walmart’s convenience meal options serve two people and range in price from $8 to $15.
In addition to the Meal Kits being launched in stores, Walmart.com offers an expanded assortment of meal delivery kits and other specialty food items like farm fresh crates and snack boxes. The offering launched late last year. Visit walmart.com/mealsmadeeasy for more information.