Walmart is shortening its Angus beef supply chain by eliminating meat processors like Tyson Food Inc. and Cargill Inc. in 500 of its 4700 stores in the United States.
Walmart has developed its own beef supply chain. It is sourcing no-hormone added Black Angus beef from cattle raised by 44 Farms of Texas. The cattle will be slaughtered in Kansas, packaged in Georgia, and sold in 500 Walmart stores in the southeastern US.
Tyson and Cargill will remain the largest beef suppliers to the company, but this move signals Walmart’s interest in gaining complete control of its supply chain, and providing a direct link from cow to plate.
This post is based on the Reuters article, Walmart creates Angus beef supply chain, cutting out meat processor, by Tom Polansek, April 24, 2019. Image source: © America / Alamy
1. How does this move help Walmart gain control of its Angus beef supply chain?
Guidance: Walmart eliminates the use of meat processors like Tyson and Cargill by sourcing Black Angus beef directly from cattle rancher 44 Farms in Texas. The cattle are slaughtered in Kanas and packaged in Georgia before hitting the shelves of over 500 Continue reading