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The Fresh Factory Expands Snack Bar Production Capabilities

Nov. 13, 2023
Carol Stream, Ill.-based food and beverage processor has targeted the growing refrigerated snack bar category for growth.

The Fresh Factory, a Carol Stream, Ill.-based, vertically integrated company focused on accelerating the growth of the fresh, clean-label, plant-based food and beverage brands, has expanded its production capacity for refrigerated snack bars at its processing plant. The Fresh Factory owns or partners with emerging brands in the plant-based category.

The strategic investment targets what the company called “surging demand” for refrigerated snack bars in the release announcing the expansion. It has installed a state-of-the-art, high-volume rack oven and upgraded its flow-wrapper and cutting knife. In addition, the Fresh Factory secured a new, multi-year agreement that guarantees a steady volume of production, the release notes.

The company has established itself in the multi-serve dip category and this investment aims to help push it into the portion-controlled and fresh-snacking marketplace.

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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