It is said that “everything’s bigger in Texas,” and nothing is bigger than Texans’ love for their state and things that originate from it. It is this homegrown pride that provides the foundation for the new Genuine Texas Beef brand, which is available only in Texas at United Supermarkets and its Market Street and Amigos stores.
“Texans eat more beef per capita than people in any other state, and their preference is to purchase beef produced in the state, because ‘Made in Texas’ means quality, freshness and flavor to them when it comes to beef,” said Stephanie Daas, Genuine Texas Beef associate brand manager. “Cargill has had a presence in the beef business in Texas for many years, and we’re proud to tap into that strong affinity Texans hold for their state and partner with United Supermarkets to provide consumers a brand of high-quality beef all their own.”
Genuine Texas Beef is produced by Texans for Texans, with cattle raised a minimum of 100 days in the state. The Cargill plant in Plainview, Texas – one of its two in the state – is where the full line of beef products, including steaks, roasts, stew meat, fajita meat and ground beef, are produced. Cargill is the second-largest beef processor in the United States and provides beef to millions of domestic and international consumers.
“Our employees work and live in and contribute to our communities here in Texas, and we share the pride of all Texans in working hard and providing the best,” said Jim Rathke, general manager for the Cargill beef plant in Plainview, Texas. “Everyone here is honored to be involved with United Supermarkets in providing Genuine Texas Beef for the people of Texas. We’re confident our quality steaks, roasts and other products will be a welcome addition to many meals and celebrations across the Lone Star State and meet the high standards Texans have for their beef.”
Genuine Texas Beef is available at 37 United Supermarkets stores in Abilene, Wichita Falls and across west Texas, 10 Market Street United stores in West Texas and the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and three Amigos United stores in Amarillo, Lubbock and Plainview. For store locations, visit http://www.unitedtexas.com/storelocator/.
“We are pleased to be a partner in the Genuine Texas Beef program,” said Scott Nettles, business director of meat-seafood for United Supermarkets, LLC. “Locally grown products are extremely important to us as a company, and because at least 40 percent of all the beef produced in the United States comes from our area, we saw Genuine Texas Beef as a great opportunity to partner with cattle feeders right in our own backyard and support our local communities in the process.”
“Cargill has an outstanding meat program, and because of the cattle they select, Genuine Texas Beef will give us a better product from a quality and selection standpoint than we were previously able to offer,” Nettles added. “Cargill also offers an extensive food safety and testing protocol, which ensures we get the best, safest product available. And, since the product is produced in Plainview – just 50 miles from our distribution center – our supply will be right around the corner.”