HelloFresh Rolls Into Nearly 600 Grocery Stores

June 4, 2018, 3:28 PM UTC
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HelloFresh AG signage is seen on a bag of green beans from a delivery meal kit in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. HelloFresh AG is scheduled to release earnings figures on November 21. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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HelloFresh is moving beyond the doorstep.

The food delivery service has announced plans to begin selling its meal kits in 581 Giant Food and Stop & Shop stores around the country. The company expects to increase that number throughout the year.

The kits, which will be available in the grab-and-go aisle, will range from $14.99 to $19.99 and will include choices such as Peppercorn Steak, Mediterranean Style Chicken, Homestyle Meatloaf, Chickpea Couscous, and Paprika Chicken.

“Our retail line reduces the pressure on grocers to create these meals themselves and easily integrates into growing areas of their business such as online grocery and delivery,” said Tobias Hartmann, North American president at HelloFresh.

The move matches one from HelloFresh rival Blue Apron, which last month announced it would start selling meal kits at Costco. It’s the latest move for HelloFresh, which had a successful IPO last year, to expand beyond its core service.

Earlier this year, the company acquired Green Chef, an organic meal-kit startup that focuses on vegan, gluten-free, and Paleo diet consumers.

Blue Apron, meanwhile, has struggled since its IPO in 2016. Last December, the company’s co-founder and CEO stepped down amid escalating losses.

Both companies could face increased competition in the coming months, though, as Amazon has filed a trademark indicating it was considering its own meal-kit delivery service.

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