Walmart: Grazing Toward a Sustainable Beef Supply Chain

“In 2016, our CEO, Doug McMillon, committed to sourcing 20 key commodities more sustainably by 2025. As the needs of the world have shifted, we are furthering our original goal while staying true to one of our earliest sustainability commitments – to sell more sustainable products while maintaining the low prices customers expect.”

Senator to Introduce Legislation to Bring Transparency and Equity to Beef Supply Chain

Sen. Deb Fischer, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, recently commented after U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) concluded its investigation this week into market manipulation in the cattle industry following a fire at a Tyson Foods plant in Holcomb, Kan., and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Walmart’s Entrance into Beef Supply Chain Not Expected to Drive Near Term Changes to Cattle Industry

February 5, 2020 CoBank

“Walmart sees opportunity and is moving up the supply chain at a time of historically high margins for beef processors,” said Will Sawyer, animal protein economist with CoBank. “We believe their current beef strategy is something of a test, not only for Walmart and its suppliers, but also its customers.”