The Kroger Company is investing $70 million in the expansion of its Newark, Ohio, dairy facility with the introduction of an aseptic milk line.
The 35,000-square-foot expansion of Kroger’s Tamarack Farms Dairy site will support the production of products such as half and half milk, heavy whipping cream, coffee creamers and its Carbmaster beverage.
The company says its 20-acre facility is the “largest fluid dairy product manufacturer in Ohio”. It serves around 160 stores across Ohio and West Virginia and manufactures products for Kroger’s ecommerce channel.
The new aseptic milk line is part of the company’s efforts to offer more high-quality dairy products to consumers, including delivering longer shelf-life high protein drinks, as well as other dairy and non-dairy products.
Doug Blacksten, senior director of supply chain and manufacturing for Kroger, said: We are so pleased to see this continued investment in Newark. Kroger is fresh for everyone and that means we are committed to sourcing and manufacturing only the best and freshest products. This cutting-edge innovation at Tamarack Farms Dairy underscores that commitment, improving our ability to offer high-quality dairy products to Kroger customers.”
The new line at the facility will provide over 150 jobs.
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2022
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