Innovative production line at Tamarack Farms
Dairy to be the grocer's first in the Midwest
Ohio, June 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger
Co. (NYSE: KR), America's largest grocer, announced a 35,000
square-foot expansion at Tamarack Farms Dairy to support the
implementation of a state-of-the-art aseptic milk line, capable of
manufacturing products such as half and half, heavy whipping cream,
coffee creamers and Carbmaster™ milk beverage. The new line will
allow the facility to support over 150 jobs.
"We are so pleased to see this continued investment in
Newark," said Doug Blacksten, Senior Director of Supply Chain
and Manufacturing for Kroger. "Kroger is Fresh for Everyone, and
that means we are committed to sourcing and manufacturing only the
best and freshest products. This cutting-edge innovation at
Tamarack Farms Dairy underscores that commitment, improving our
ability to offer high-quality dairy products to Kroger
The aseptic milk line is part of Kroger's largescale efforts to
deliver long shelf-life high protein drinks, non-dairy and dairy
products through modern technology.
Tamarack Farms Dairy, a 20-acre state-of-the-art site, 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 ten-day milk freshness
"We are thankful and delighted that The Kroger Company has
chosen their Newark Tamarack Farms Dairy production facility as the
site for their expansion project, said Newark Mayor Jeff
Hall. "Kroger has been a great partner in our
community for many years providing good jobs for local employees
and superior products for our consumers."
"Kroger's significant investment transforms the Tamarack Farms
Dairy into an aseptic processing facility, creating a new market
for Ohio's dairy industry," said
Tim Derickson, JobsOhio Senior
Managing Director of Food and Agribusiness. "The extended
shelf-life dairy product that will come from the cutting-edge
operations in the Licking County
facility will meet growing demand for Kroger's customers nationwide
and boost demand for dairy farmers throughout Central Ohio."
"The 70-million-dollar investment
strengthens and adds to the stability of the economic development
and job market in Newark and
Licking County," said
Commissioners Rick Black,
Tim Bubb and Duane Flowers.
At The Kroger Co.
(NYSE: KR), we are dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human
Spirit™. We are, across our family of companies, nearly half a
million associates who serve over nine million customers daily
through a seamless digital shopping experience and 2,800 retail
food stores under a variety of banner names, serving America
through food inspiration and uplift, and creating
#ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. To learn more about us,
visit our newsroom and investor relations site.
SOURCE The Kroger Co.