HAMILTON, Mont., May 31, 2023 – Local Bounti Corporation (NYSE: LOCL, LOCL WS) (“Local Bounti” or the “Company”), a breakthrough U.S. indoor agriculture company, announced today the expansion of its Grab & Go Salad Kit line to include premium, antibiotic-free white meat chicken in two new recipes, marking a category innovation for the controlled environment agriculture industry. Beginning in June, consumers in the Pacific Northwest will be able to find Local Bounti’s Artisanal Chicken Caesar and Memphis Style BBQ Chicken Salad Kits in the produce department of select local grocery stores.
Driven by its mission to “Nourish Humankind and Protect the Planet,” Local Bounti is leveraging its innovative indoor growing facilities and Stack & Flow Technology™ to offer fresher, high-quality, and sustainable produce year-round. Local Bounti’s Grab & Go Salad Kit line features chef-inspired salads that are ready to eat, providing consumers with a convenient, healthy, and delicious meal option.
“Our Grab & Go Salad Kit line has been well received by consumers, and we are thrilled to be expanding the line with the addition of two new varieties that feature premium, antibiotic-free white meat chicken,” said Local Bounti President, Brian Cook. “We doubled down on the incredible consumer demand for our existing Grab & Go Salad Kits by combining the same state-of-the-art growing techniques with chef-inspired flavors to offer two brand new and innovative products. We believe our Artisanal Chicken Caesar and Memphis Style BBQ Chicken Salad Kits will be a hit with consumers who are looking for fresh and convenient meal options that are also a good source of protein.”
New Artisanal Chicken Caesar Salad
Local Bounti’s Northwest, greenhouse grown Romaine salad features tender, antibiotic-free white meat chicken, parmesan cheese, and savory croutons and is topped with our creamy Romano Caesar dressing. A fresh squeeze of lemon adds the perfect amount of zest. This classic salad not only makes a quick and tasty lunch, but is also a good source of protein (19g per kit).
New Memphis Style BBQ Chicken Salad
Local Bounti’s Northwest, greenhouse grown Romaine Crisp is loaded with tasty honey hickory seasoned antibiotic-free white meat chicken, a fresh and flavorful corn and black bean salsa, tangy pickled red onions and crispy fried onions. Delicious Pepperjack cheese and Local Bounti’s own special BBQ Ranch dressing are sure to deliver a satisfying and smoky taste in every bite and are a good source of protein (15g per kit).
Local Bounti’s Artisanal Chicken Caesar and Memphis Style BBQ Chicken Salad Kits will be available at select grocery stores in the Pacific Northwest beginning in June, with plans for further expansion of the line in the coming months. For more information on Local Bounti and its products, visit localbounti.com.
About Local Bounti
Local Bounti is redefining indoor farming with an innovative method – its proprietary Stack & Flow Technology™ – that significantly improves crop turns, increases output and improves unit economics. Local Bounti operates advanced indoor growing facilities across the United States, servicing over 10,000 retail doors with its two brands: Local Bounti® and Pete’s®. Local Bounti grows healthy food utilizing a hybrid approach that integrates the best attributes of controlled environment agriculture with natural elements. Local Bounti’s sustainable growing methods are better for the planet, using 90% less land and 90% less water than conventional farming methods. With a mission to ‘bring our farm to your kitchen in the fewest food miles possible,’ Local Bounti’s food is fresher, more nutritious, and lasts longer than traditional agriculture. To find out more, visit localbounti.com or follow Local Bounti on LinkedIn for the latest news and developments.
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Kathleen Valiasek, Chief Financial Officer
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