Nestlé USA on Wednesday announced a $675 million investment to build a new beverage facility in Glendale, Arizona. As the current leader in the creamer and flavored milk categories, Nestlé's investment strengthens its market position and enhances its manufacturing capabilities to meet increased consumer demand for its products.
The factory will produce creamers for Nestlé's portfolio, including the Coffee mate, Coffee mate natural bliss, and Starbucks brands, with the ability to expand to additional beverages in the future.
The 630,000-square-foot facility is expected to create about 350 jobs and open in 2024. It will be the company's most technologically advanced factory and distribution center, sitting on about 143 acres. This facility will be designed with sustainability at the forefront including: a water recycling process to reduce water usage, zero waste to landfill and fully recyclable product packaging made from food-safe recycled plastic.
"Beverages play an increasingly important role in the lives of consumers, a trend that's been accelerated by the pandemic and is expected to continue to grow. This investment illustrates our continued commitment to leading and growing categories where we play, providing consumers with a variety of high-quality, innovative products to meet their needs," said Daniel Jhung, president of Beverage, Nestlé USA.
Arizona provides an ideal environment for Nestlé's operations, offering close proximity to customers and consumers in the western U.S., reducing transport timelines and emissions. Over the past two years, Nestlé has invested nearly $3 billion in the U.S. to enhance its manufacturing footprint and in-house capabilities – from new factories and expansions to operational changes that help meet its sustainability targets.
Nestlé USA is committed to unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. The company's food and beverage portfolio includes some of the most recognizable brands in the United States including Coffee mate, DiGiorno and Nestlé Toll House as well as category disruptors such as Sweet Earth, and are in nearly every home in the country. Nestlé USA also boasts the largest coffee portfolio in the U.S. with Nescafé, Nestlé Starbucks Coffee and Chameleon Cold Brew. Nestlé USA is part of Nestlé S.A. headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland — the world's largest food and beverage company, which has been named among "The World's Most Admired Food Companies" by Fortune magazine for twenty-five consecutive years.