Danone has begun production of plant-based Alpro drinks at its Labinsk plant in the south of Russia, marking the first time the beverages have been produced in the country.
An investment project to create a new production line at the facility in Krasnodar Krai was initiated in late 2019. The first stage of the project has now been completed, with the production of oat, almond and coconut drinks underway.
The move comes in response to growing interest on the part of Russian consumers in plant-based products.
According to Danone, the new line’s capacity is 7,000 units of product per hour in 1-litre and 0.75-litre packaging.
The company also recently announced a €12 million investment in a new plant-based production line at Danone’s Parets del Vallès factory in Spain.
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