In beverage warehouses, the demand for more sustainable operations has prompted distributors and manufacturers to incorporate practices that are less taxing to the environment, but also benefit operations.
Bottler to invest $500 million to transform facility
September 8, 2023
Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling revealed plans for a substantial expansion of its operations at its current facility in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. With plans to invest $500 million to transform the facility, Rancho Cucamonga is set to become only the fourth location where Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling manufactures in California.
As beverage operations increasingly need more product storage space, optimized picking processes and loading to accommodate SKU growth, experts note that space constraints, automation, and facility age are just a few factors influencing new facility builds.
Company to create new bottle production line in Jacksonville, Fla.
February 22, 2023
Danone North America, Broomfield, Colo., announced it will invest as much as $65 million during the next two years to create a new bottle production line in Jacksonville, Fla. The investment will support Danone North America’s long-term growth strategy and will deliver key benefits across the U.S. business, including advancing operational excellence, enabling flexibility in bottle design, accelerating the company's sustainability goals, and driving cost efficiencies, it notes.
Ready-to-drink tea company to build 110,000-square-foot production facility
January 31, 2023
Milo’s Tea Co., Bessemer, Ala., announced it will invest more than $130 million initially to build a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Spartanburg County, S.C. In the beginning, this new facility will bring more than 100 jobs to the area. Milo’s expects to break ground by mid-March 2023 and start production of its famous tea and lemonade in fall 2024.
Company will invest $250 million to build carbon neutral distillery
December 9, 2022
Pernod Ricard announced a significant move to further leverage the strong growth and growth potential of its premium American whiskey portfolio: The American Whiskey Collective. The wine and spirit company will invest approximately $250 million over five years to build a state-of-the-art, carbon neutral distillery, with related aging warehouses in Marion County, Ky., for its fast-growing Jefferson’s Bourbon brand.