Berner Food & Beverage expands capacity with new line
Chicago-based Berner Food & Beverage, a shelf-stable, dairy-based food and beverage products consumer packaged goods (CPG) company, is launching a new beverage line that focuses on ready-to-drink (RTD) coffees and lattes.
The company announced that this new investment more than doubles Berner's existing beverage capacity and that the additional capacity is expected to serve new and existing customers and will enable the company to supply the fast-growing RTD coffee and latte beverage category.
"We are thrilled to announce the launch of our newest retort beverage line. Over the last several years, Berner has experienced very strong demand from the RTD coffee category, fueled by large CPG companies, emerging beverage brands, and private label retailers,” said Kurt Seagrist, CEO of Berner. “We are excited to further strengthen our partnerships with our customers by delivering significantly expanded beverage capacity and expertise."
The new beverage line installation comes approximately two years after Berner completed its transformational facility expansion, which tripled the company's manufacturing space. The company also recently expanded its distribution operations, bringing its total operating footprint to over 1 million square feet, to service growing demand.