LANCASTER, PA. — Ice cream and refrigerated drinks manufacturer Turkey Hill L.L.C. announced it is increasing hiring efforts and investing in manufacturing operations.

The company was acquired by an affiliate of Peak Rock Capital from the Kroger Co. in April. As a standalone company, it is focused on investing in geographic expansion, improved manufacturing capabilities and new product innovation.

Turkey Hill’s footprint currently includes one of the largest ice cream and refrigerated drinks production facilities in the country. The company’s investment plan includes capacity expansion, investment in existing lines, facility renovations and enhancements to support associates. Turkey Hill also said it is increasing its hiring efforts nationwide and in Eastern Pennsylvania.

“Turkey Hill is experiencing strong and growing consumer demand nationwide for its broad assortment of branded ice cream and refrigerated drinks,” said John Cox, chief executive officer at Turkey Hill. “We as a company are focused on providing our consumers with high quality, authentic products with category-leading flavor variety.”