"Ground Coffee"

TreeHouse Foods to Purchase Coffee Processing Facility from Farmer Brothers Co.

June 7, 2023
Private-label company will also purchase the direct-ship coffee business from the coffee processor for approximately $100 million.

TreeHouse Foods has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Farmer Brothers Co.’s Northlake, Texas, coffee facility and the non-direct store delivery (direct-ship) coffee business for approximately $100 million, according to a release from the private-label manufacturer.

The plant, which was built in 2017, features roasting, grinding, flavoring and blending capabilities. It will complement TreeHouse’s single-serve pod and ready-to-drink coffee businesses, bringing greater category depth to the company’s offerings.

TreeHouse further benefits by bringing the production of its bulk ground coffee in-house, as Farmer Brothers had been supplying this product for TreeHouse’s single-serve pods and ready-to-drink beverages. TreeHouse Foods will also assume select customer relationships and retain approximately 180 employees at the facility. The transaction is expected to close within the next 60 days.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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