( Courtesy BrightFarms )

Irvington, N.Y.-based BrightFarms’ distribution has surpassed 2,000 stores. 

The indoor grower has added more than 800 stores in 2020 with a surge in demand that has increased year-over-year sales growth by 40% in the last month, according to a news release.

“We’re extremely proud of our growth with new and existing retail partners this year. Our programs continue to drive category growth as consumers seek out the freshest leafy greens in the produce department,” Abby Prior, senior vice president of sales and marketing, said in the release. 

The company’s growth has been driven by national retailers including Ahold Delhaize USA, Kroger/Roundy’s and Walmart, along with recent product launches in Sam’s Club and Meijer. 

BrightFarms this year opened its largest greenhouse in Selinsgrove, Pa., to support demand from Ahold-Delhaize in the Northeast, according to the release.

BrightFarms plans to continue expanding into hundreds of new stores in the third quarter, according to the release.

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