Chobani to break ground on second manufacturing plant
NORWICH, N.Y. — Chobani is forging ahead with its strategic growth initiative by opening a second domestic manufacturing plant.
The company said it plans to invest over $100 million to build a state-of-the-art, high capacity production facility in Twin Falls, Idaho. The company said it expects its planned investment to garner more than $200 million in regional sales.
Chobani’s current South Edmeston, N.Y.-based manufacturing plant, which will be expanded, will not be impacted by the decision to open a second facility, the company noted.
Bolthouse Farms gives salad dressings a makeover
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bolthouse Farms has overhauled its salad dressing line to include less calories and fat, as well as two new flavors.
The company said its premium refrigerated salad dressings now contain at least 55% fewer calories and 75% less fat than the leading brand, making each serving of the dressings 45 calories or less.
In line with these changes, the company has added zesty french and salsa ranch salad dressings to its lineup.
In addition to its changes to the premium refrigerated salad dressings, Bolthouse Farms also revamped its vinaigrette line, which are made with extra virgin olive oil, flaxseed oil and canola oil.
Bolthouse Farms zesty french and salsa ranch dressings now are available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.49 per 14-oz. bottle.
Jelly Belly gets ready for its close-up in music video
FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly recently was thrust into the spotlight as part of a stop-motion music video, which featured more than a quarter of a million of the brand’s jelly beans.
The music video was for singer/songwriter Kina Grannis’ new single, “In Your Arms.” The video included 47 different flavors of Jelly Belly beans (288,000 jelly beans in all), which were placed by hand, the company said.
To view the music video, a behind-the scenes look at its making and an exclusive video of Grannis’ tour of the Jelly Belly candy factory in Fairfield, Calif., visit the Jelly Belly Facebook page.