RICHMOND, VA. — Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, whose retail brands include Hills Bros., Chock full o’Nuts, Segafredo Zanetti and Kauai Coffee, is investing $29.1 million to consolidate and expand operations at its roasting facility in Suffolk, Va. The expansion will create 79 jobs.

“This business decision fits with our long-term strategic goals to continue to invest in Hampton Roads,” said John Boyle, president and chief executive officer of Massimo Zanetti Beverage. “Our proximity to major transit lanes and the Port of Virginia, one of the largest coffee ports in the country, further enhances our position and allows for continued growth, while adding to the economic vitality of the area.”

One of the nation’s largest coffee roasters, Massimo Zanetti Beverage’s Suffolk plant makes proprietary and private label coffee, tea and drink mixes for customers in all retail and foodservice channels throughout North America and around the world.