The 530,000sq ft facility will provide warehouse and distribution support to Westrock Coffee’s roasting to ready-to-drink production site in the city
Westrock Coffee’s new $70m distribution facility in Conway, Arkansas | Photo credit: Tempus Realty Partners
Westrock Coffee has completed construction of a new $70m distribution facility in Conway, Arkansas, strengthening its ready-to-drink (RTD) production and distribution capabilities.
The 530,000sq ft facility will provide warehouse and distribution support to Westrock Coffee’s roasting to RTD facility in Conway, which produces and packages canned, bottled and powdered single-serve coffees, as well as teas and juices.
In a press release, US real estate investment partnership Tempus Realty Partners said the distribution facility was ‘fast-tracked’ last year to support increased production capabilities at the nearby roasting to RTD facility, with expanded lines set to commence operations this quarter.
In August 2023, CEO Scott Ford said the facilities will ‘radically alter the overall profitability and trajectory of the company’.
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Westrock Coffee reported an unexpected fall in third quarter sales in the three months ending 30 September 2023 following lower demand for its roast and ground coffee products. Revenues fell 5% to $219.6m while adjusted EBITDA declined 35% to $11.6m.
Westrock Coffee began roasting coffee in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 2010 and has scaled its operations to source coffee, tea and extracts from 35 countries. The business has trading offices in the US, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Colombia, Peru, Germany and the UK, alongside manufacturing sites in the US and Malaysia.