Food & Beverage Industry Projects in June 2024

Planned projects have climbed in June.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

July 8, 2024

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Food & Beverage Industry projects in June
California and Pennsylvania have the most projects in the month of June.petrovv/iStock/Getty Images Plus via Getty Images

In June there were 71 new projects planned for the North American food and beverage industry including new plant construction, expansions, renovations/equipment upgrades, and plant closings, according to research firm SalesLeads. June had the second highest number of projects in the first half of the year. May had 57, April with 66, January and February had 66, and March saw 72.

Of the new projects, 50 were new processing facilities, and 30 were distribution and warehouses.

Food and Beverage Project Scope/Activity

  • New Construction ‒ 28 New Projects

  • Expansion ‒ 16 New Projects

  • Renovations/Equipment Upgrades ‒ 24 New Projects

  • Plant Closing ‒ 8 New Projects

Food and Beverage Project Location (Top 10 States)

  • California ‒ 7

  • Pennsylvania ‒ 7

  • Florida ‒ 6

  • New York ‒ 5

  • Georgia ‒ 4

  • Colorado ‒ 3

  • Indiana ‒ 3

  • North Carolina ‒ 3

  • Texas ‒ 3

  • Illinois ‒ 2

SalesLeads reported 5 new food and beverage facility construction projects with an estimated value of $100 million or more. The largest project is owned by Niagara Bottling, who is investing $420 million for the construction of a 1.4 million-sq.-ft processing and distribution facility in Winter Haven, FL.

Top 10 Tracked Food & Beverage Projects

GEORGIA

Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group, a manufacturer of sauces and condiments, is planning to invest $288 million for the construction of a processing facility in Lagrange, GA. The company is seeking approval for the project.

CALIFORNIA

Marquez Brothers International, a dairy company, is planning construction of a 730,000-sq.-ft processing, warehouse, and office campus in Hanford, CA. It is seeking approval for the project. A portion of the company’s operations will be relocated upon completion.

PENNSYLVANIA

Campbell Soup Co. is planning to invest $72 million for the expansion of and equipment upgrades at their processing facility in Hanover, PA. The company is seeking approval for the project.

OHIO

Gold Medal Products, a concession equipment and supplies mfr. is planning for the renovation and equipment upgrades on a recently acquired 196,000-sq.-ft processing and warehouse facility in Evendale, OH. The project has been approved.

MASSACHUSETTS

A specialty food product company is planning on expanding its processing and warehouse facility in AYER, MA by 177,000 sq. ft. It is currently seeking approval for the project.

GEORGIA

Tous les Jours, a bakery company is planning to invest $10 million for constructing a 113,000-sq.-ft processing, warehouse, and office facility at 1895 Fulenider Rd. in GAINESVILLE, GA. The bakery is seeking approval for the project.

WASHINGTON

Washington Hops, is planning for the construction of a 138,000-sq.-ft cold storage warehouse Grandview, WA. Approval has been received for the project.

INDIANA

Swanel Beverages is planning to invest $7 million for the construction of a processing facility in Hammond, IN. The company is seeking approval for the project.

ILLINOIS

Specialty food processing company Perla Foods is planning for the renovation and equipment upgrades on a recently leased 52,000-sq.-ft warehouse in Bartlett, IL.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Lilly’s Fresh Pasta, a specialty food product manufacturer, is planning for the renovation and equipment upgrades on a recently acquired 51,000-sq.-ft processing and warehouse facility at in Manchester, NH. Completion is slated for late 2024.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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