SALEM, ORE. — Diamond Foods, Inc. will break ground on a new innovation center this week that will be based in Salem. The facility will be used to develop new products under the company’s Kettle, Pop-Secret, Emerald and Diamond of California brands.
Construction on the innovation center is scheduled to be completed next year. It will include an R.&D. kitchen and laboratory, sensory evaluation center and a concept room designed for ideation and customer meetings.