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.