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York-area food company strikes sales deal with Walmart

A multicultural food wholesaler in York County has reached a deal with Walmart for the retail giant to begin selling one of its food lines.

Neilly’s Food LLC plans to begin selling its healthy ethnic frozen-food line at Walmart, the nation’s largest grocery retailer, Neilly’s has announced.

Included in the deal will be items such as baked chicken and baked beef empanadas, sweet plantain slices and yucca fries, the York Township company said in a news release.

Products from Neilly’ are sold in Whole Foods Market, Giant Food Stores, Weis Markets and a number of independent supermarkets in the eastern and southern U.S., the York-area company said.

Neilly’s aims to bring healthy and convenient Afro-Caribbean and Hispanic food to consumers across the U.S., its co-founder Julie Ndjee said in the company’s announcement.

Officials with Neilly’s could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

David O'Connor
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