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Keurig Dr. Pepper Investing $100 Million in South Carolina Coffee Plant Expansion

Oct. 20, 2023
Initial construction of the Moore, S.C., coffee facility finished two years ago, and Keurig Dr. Pepper is ready to expand.

Keurig Dr. Pepper (KDP) plans to invest $100 million to expand its coffee roasting facility in Moore, S.C., according to local news reports. The expansion is expected to create 250 new jobs by 2027.

The state-of-the-art coffee roasting and manufacturing facility “remains an important asset in the ongoing evolution of our next-generation coffee production capabilities,” said Roger Johnson, chief supply chain officer for KDP, in a release published in the news.

The facility first opened two years ago — a $380 million investment that experienced construction delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to news stories. The square footage of the expansion was not available, but the current facility sits just over 708,000 square feet.

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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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