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Danone North America Adding Bottle Production Line in Jacksonville Facility

Feb. 28, 2023
Company to add $65 million bottle production line in bet on coffee creamers, plant-based creamers and ready-to-drink coffee beverages.

Danone North America plans to invest in its Jacksonville, Fla., plant over the next two years, installing a new bottle production line to capitalize on consumer demand for coffee creamers, plant-based creamers, and ready-to-drink coffee. The expansion is expected to cost as much as $65 million.

This investment will increase production of several of Danone’s coffee and creamer brands in the U.S. — including International Delight, Silk and SToK — and create up to 40 new full-time jobs. Shane Grant, group deputy CEO, CEO Americas, for Danone North America, explained that the expansion will allow the company to keep up with consumer demand in the category.

In addition, Danone North America reported in the release that the new line would be built in line with the company’s goals to reduce overall water consumption, decrease carbon emissions and achieve packaging circularity.

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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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