Kroger Expands Ohio Aseptic Milk Production

The added production space will allow the grocer to manufacture various products including half and half and coffee creamers.
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Kroger is moving forward with a 35,000-square foot expansion at Tamarack Farms Dairy in Newark, Ohio, to support the implementation of a state-of-the-art aseptic milk line. 

Supporting 150 new jobs, the new line is capable of manufacturing products such as half and half, heavy whipping cream, coffee creamers and Carbmaster milk beverage. 

"Kroger is Fresh for Everyone, and that means we are committed to sourcing and manufacturing only the best and freshest products,” said Doug Blacksten, senior director of Supply Chain and Manufacturing with Kroger. “This cutting-edge innovation at Tamarack Farms Dairy underscores that commitment, improving our ability to offer high-quality dairy products to Kroger customers."

At 20 acres, Tamarack Farms Dairy is the largest fluid dairy product producer in the state. The facility serves approximately 160 stores in Ohio and West Virginia and provides products for Kroger's e-commerce channel. Kroger owns and operates dairy-producing facilities across the U.S. and offers customers nationwide a 10-day milk freshness guarantee.