BROOMFIELD, COLO. — Danone North America is investing $65 million into a new bottle production line in Jacksonville, Fla., as part of its long-term growth strategy.
The investment will help drive cost efficiencies, allow for more flexible bottle design and accelerate the company’s sustainability goals, including reduced overall water consumption, decreased carbon emissions and increased packaging circularity, the company said.
Several of Danone’s coffee and creamer brands will benefit from the increased production capacities, such as Silk, International Delight and SToK.
“We are delighted to announce this investment in our North American business, which will allow us to capitalize on consumer demand in key beverage categories, including coffee creamers, plant-based creamers, and ready-to-drink coffee, while also supporting our long-term growth agenda,” said Shane Grant, group deputy chief executive officer, CEO Americas for Danone. “This investment will help us keep our products on our customers’ shelves and give more American consumers the Danone products they love.”
The expansion is expected to create 40 new jobs and support the existing 110 employees at the location.