Seattle – Starbucks is opening a new Evolution Fresh juicery in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., that the retailer says will quadruple its production of cold-pressed, never-heated juice. The $70 million, 264,000-sq.-ft. facility features advanced technology such as High Pressure Processing (HPP) machines.
The facility, which is capable of sourcing, peeling, squeezing and pressing raw fruits and vegetables, will produce four times more than the original juicer. It will employ 190 employees, which includes retaining nearly 100% of its original workers from the old juicery, as well as creating 65 new positions. It will be Starbucks sixth manufacturing site in the U.S., adding to the company’s existing network of five roasting plants in Kent, Wash.; York, Pa.; Sandy Run, S.C.; Carson Valley, Nev.; and Augusta, Ga.
“The opening of this juicery marks a significant milestone in Evolution Fresh’s history and commitment to making high-quality, never-heated, nutritious juice available to consumers across the country,” said Chris Bruzzo, GM, Evolution Fresh. “We believe cold pressed is the future of juice and we are leading the charge in changing the way people think about juice. Today marks a significant milestone in our mission to provide accessible nutrition and a new way for people to experience fruits and vegetables and natural foods in their everyday diet.”