Cargill invests $75 million in its PURIS pea-protein line
October 24, 2019
Cargill announced a $75 million investment in its pea-protein line titled PURIS. Additionally, GNT Group developed a new range of EXBERRY liquid and powdered red coloring foods that do not contain sugar.
Diversification has been a key path to success for many beverage operations in today’s ultra-competitive market. That’s been true for Boston’s Night Shift Brewing, which, in 2016, launched a separate distribution business.
Bartek Ingredients completed a 4,000 ton a year capacity expansion for its malic and food-grade fumaric acid production facility, while Bell based Bell Flavors & Fragrances announced its 2019 corporate responsibility overview.
The beer manufacturers invited members of its key distribution networks as well as select trade media members from around the country to experience Newcastle Brown Ale in a brand-new way, including an updated recipe, new packaging designs and formats, and a revamped marketing strategy.
Northlake, Texas-based Farmer Bros. Co., a national coffee roaster, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products, announced that it has been awarded LEED Silver certification for its recently completed headquarter office project.
From an operations perspective, asset utilization is an ongoing operational challenge, especially in process industries like beverages, where constant product and packaging changes raise many questions related to invested assets.
Designed to meet increased consumer demand for Yogi’s products as well as prepare for future expansion initiatives, the new Yogi facility is pursuing a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (or LEED) certification, a first for a tea production facility in the nation, the company says.
Company to invest $62 million in Indiana facilities
July 30, 2018
Niagara Bottling LLC, Ontario, Calif. announced plans to build a new $56 million, 469,000-square-foot manufacturing and bottling plant in the River Ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville, Ind., the company says. In addition, the current Plainfield operation will undergo a $6.1 million expansion, bringing a total investment of $62 million in southern Indiana, states the Indiana Economic Development Council (IEDC).
Beverage Industry’s November issue highlights the 100-year advocacy of the American Beverage Association and what’s next for CEO Katherine Lugar and a new plastics initiative, Every Bottle Back. This issue includes a special report on craft beer, an Up Close With feature on PRESS hard cider and what is sparking innovation in natural colors. Read more about how protein is powering up beverages and how warehouses are using WMS and WCS systems to streamline operations. As usual, the latest trends in new products, packaging and ingredients are highlighted.
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