Spokane meat company expand to 1,400 locations in 4 years

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by JENICA VILLAMOR & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 4 at 7:26 AM

SPOKANE, Wash.--A Spokane business that primarily sold meat in bulk grew in leaps and bounds in just a few years. 

Zaycon expanded to 1,400 locations across the country by 2014 after starting in 2010 with one location in Spokane. By 2014, there were 350,000 customers ordering from Zaycon.

Customers register online to see which meat products are available. Then, customers put in their order of a minimum of 40 pounds. After customers put in what they desire, the website tells the customer where to pick up their order. Trips to grocery store are not required.

"Increasing the availability of quality foods at a great price,” said President of Zaycon Foods, Mike Conrad.

Conrad and his brother launched the company from Spokane in 2010.
  
"We came up with a way to distribute the food the freshest way possible,” said Conrad.

Conrad said the company offers lower prices per pound than the average grocery story.

One of Zaycon’s best sellers was their boneless chicken breasts. The company charges about $1.89 per pound or around $75 per case.  Outside of Zaycon, the cheapest price that KREM 2 News found was $2.99 at Fred Meyer.

Zaycon’s lean ground beef cost $3.99 per pound compared to $4.29 at Fred Meyer.

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