Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group USA inaugurates a new state-of-the-art distribution facility in Suffolk, Virginia, which will serve its existing roasting and packing facility in the state
MZB Group President and CEO, Massimo Zanetti (left) attends the ribbon cutting ceremony for the company's new US distribution facility | Photo credit: MZB Group
Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA (MSB USA) has inaugurated a new state-of-the-art coffee distribution facility in the US. Located at the Virginia Port Logistics Park, Virginia, the warehouse complex will handle the Italian coffee roaster’s bulk product distribution and e-commerce fulfilment in the US market.
According to Massimo Zanetti, the sprawling complex, the size of four football fields under one roof, will complement MZB USA’s existing coffee roasting, grinding and packing facility in Suffolk, Virginia, that handles its Chock full o’Nuts, Hills Bros., Kauai Coffee, MJB and Chase & Sanborn coffee brands.
“I’m very proud today to open this new warehouse facility here in the United States. We started operating in the US. 16 years ago. It has been a continuous growth of the business, and for this, I am very thankful for the opportunity that this country, the United States, which is very near to my heart, has provided to my Group,” said MZB Group President and CEO, Massimo Zanetti, at the ribbon cutting ceremony.
MZB USA President and CEO John Boyle added: “We are pleased to be expanding operations and continuing our partnership with our friends from the City of Suffolk, the Hampton Roads Alliance, and the Port of Virginia – which reaffirms our commitment to future growth in this community. We’re also extremely proud of our teams at MZB-USA, who worked very hard to get us to this day and overcame the challenges of COVID-19 which didn’t delay our opening, but our ribbon cutting celebration.”
Massimo Zanetti joins both domestic and international coffee brands expanding their presence in the US retail coffee market. In March 2021, Swiss food and beverage giant Nestlé, announced plans
to build a 630,000sq ft coffee facility in Arizona, representing a $675m investment.
Meanwhile, US roasting giant Westrock Coffee recently finalised
the purchase of 524,000sq ft coffee and tea packing facility in Arkansas.
is also seeking to grow its share of the US retail packaged coffee market, with Germany’s Tchibo entering the market in 2020 and later entering a distribution partnership
with supermarket chain, Jewel-Osco.