The US coffee and soft beverages group said the coffee roasting and manufacturing facility is an important asset in the ‘ongoing evolution of our next-generation coffee production capabilities’
KDP invested $380m to create and develop the facility in 2019 | Photo credit: via Shutterstock
Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) will invest $100m to expand its coffee roasting and manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
The coffee and soft beverages giant invested $380m to create and develop the facility in 2019, which produces roasted and packaged coffee for its K-Cup pods.
The new investment is expected to create 250 new jobs over the next three-four years, bringing KDP’s staff count at the facility to approximately 400.
“Our facility in South Carolina remains an important asset in the ongoing evolution of our next-generation coffee production capabilities. We greatly appreciate the support we have received from the State of South Carolina in helping to facilitate our ongoing investment and hiring needs,” said KDP's Chief Supply Chain Officer Roger Johnson.
KDP operates a portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands, including retail coffee products from Caribou Coffee, Cinnabon, Gloria Jean’s, Krispy Kreme and Panera Bread.
In September 2023, the coffee and soft beverages group appointed Tim Cofer as its new Chief Operating Officer as part of a planned transition which will see him become CEO in the second quarter of 2024.