The U.S. biotech giant said Tuesday it will begin offering organic foods at Target and Walmart stores in 2020.
Syngenta said the plan is to offer organic products at Target’s stores, while the company said it will offer organic food at Walmart stores and Home Depots.
The announcement comes less than a month after Syngentas first announced plans to sell organic products through its own online marketplace, Syngents.
The company said in a statement that its decision to begin selling organic products in its stores was not motivated by price but rather to ensure that customers will be able to purchase products that are not subject to mandatory labeling requirements for allergens.
“Target has been a leader in offering organic products for more than two decades and has been the first to bring organic products to customers at its stores,” CEO John Rauch said in the statement.
Rauch has also said the company plans to expand its organic offerings to stores in California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas in 2020, and plans to launch organic products and foods in Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa in 2021.
Syngentos Organic Foods said it is working with its suppliers to implement the new program, which is expected to begin in the first half of 2020.