Nestlé is “considering options” for its instant coffee plant in Northern New Jersey that employs about 227 people, a spokesperson said in an email. The food and beverage giant has invited the union representing the facility to talk about the future of the site. “At this point no final decision has been made,” the individual said.
The facility in Freehold opened in 1948, and even though Nestlé has made investments since then, “the factory is limited based on its age, flexibility and ability to meet growing consumer demand in a cost-effective way,” the spokesperson added.
Food and beverage manufacturers have been especially active lately in shuttering older, less efficient facilities that are costly to run while constructing new, more advanced locations to meet the growing demand for their offerings.Food Dive