Cargill Purchases Two Northeast Meat Plants from Ahold Delhaize USA

Feb. 7, 2024
Cargill employees already worked at the plant, which will still service Ahold Delhaize USA stores but will also be able to expand to serve other case-ready customers.

Cargill announced the purchase of two meat processing plants in the Northeast U.S. from a subsidiary of Ahold Delhaize USA — plants that were already staffed by Cargill employees through a long-term partnership with Ahold Delhaize USA.

The facilities, located in North Kingstown, R.I., and Camp Hill, Penn., were owned by Infinity Meat Solutions and produce packaged ground beef and pork, muscle cuts and value-added products such as seasoned, marinated and breaded meats for Ahold Delhaize USA’s grocery store brands, the release from Cargill said.

Cargill will continue to serve those stores while expanding its case-ready production and distribution capabilities from the two plants to additional retailers, it added. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Hans Kabat, president of Cargill’s North American Protein business, complimented the partnership with Ahold Delhaize USA, and added that the deal will allow Cargill to bring case-ready and value-added protein products to more retailers and minimize the back-of-the-house work needed at the stores’ meat department and maximize time for employees to spend helping consumers at the meat counter.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.