Walmart Canada now selling local pork at Supercentres in Quebec
Big-box retailer includes pork as part of its commitment to get more local products on its shelves
Canadian Grocer staff
Walmart Canada is now selling pork from Quebec at its Supercentre locations throughout the province.
As part of its ongoing commitment to put more locally grown food on its shelves, the big-box retailer is carrying a variety of local pork products including bone-in and boneless pork chops, pork tenderloin, spareribs, shoulder roast and ground pork.
In a press release, Walmart said this commitment to local pork products represented sales of approximately 350,000 kg of meat per year, which will be supplied by Quebec-based company Olymel.
"The quality of our local pork is undeniable, and we are very excited to provide our Quebec customers with this offering," said Cyrille Ballereau, Walmart Canada's regional vice-president. "Thanks to the invaluable cooperation of Quebec farmers, we are able to provide fresh, tasty, quality meat to our Quebec customers."
In the last 12 months, Walmart has sourced more than $3.3 billion in products from Quebec-based suppliers in support of the provincial economy, including produce items such as fresh tomatoes and Boston lettuce.