Big box retailer is offering a variety of options through its e-commerce site
Randy Hofbauer for Progressive Grocer
Walmart has begun selling third-party meal kits online, multiple sources have reported, with its website showing offerings from two services – Takeout Kit and Home Chef – that offer a variety of options including diet-conscious and ethnic-inspired meals.
A search on the Bentonville, Ark.-based mega-retailer’s website turned up 11 Home Chef kits – including ones under the Family Favorites, Farmhouse Favorites, Everyday Supper, Comfort Classics and Chef’s Choice lines, as well as options for carb-conscious, calorie-conscious and gluten-sensitive consumers – for delivery. It also found nine Takeout Kit options, including such ethnic dishes as Sichuan Mapo Tofu & Jasmine Rice, Indian Chicken Tikka Masala & Basmati Rice and Spanish Paella with Chorizo & Artichokes. While Home Chef kits don't retail on Amazon’s site, the Takeout Kit options do and typically for $3 or $4 more than the examples found.