Coca-Cola Canada Builds $85M Dairy Product Production Facility

Posted On: 6/21/2018

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TORONTO -- Coca-Cola Canada announced an $85 million investment to build a new production facility in Peterborough, Ontario. The facility will provide new production capabilities starting with Fairlife Ultrafiltered Milk, a lactose-free milk containing nine essential nutrients, with 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than traditional milk.

Coca-Cola is working closely with Dairy Farmers of Ontario to make Canada the first international market for Fairlife products.

The new facility, scheduled to begin operations in the first quarter of 2020, will produce Fairlife milk in fat-free, 2% white, 2% chocolate and whole white in 1.5-liter PET bottles and 2% white and 2% chocolate in 240-ml. PET bottles.

"This announcement is a significant step in our journey to be a total beverage company. We are listening to consumers and evolving our business strategy to respond," said Shane Grant, president of Coca-Cola Co.'s Canadian business unit. "We have launched an unprecedented number of new products into the Canadian market over the last 18 months."  These include smaller package formats and new brands, such as Gold Peak, smartwater sparkling, Glaceau fruitwater, Vitaminwater active, Peace Tea and Powerade Zero.

"Adding Fairlife Ultrafiltered Milk to our portfolio means we can offer Canadians more of what they are looking for -- products with less sugar, more functional benefits and more natural ingredients," Grant added.