“During such challenging economic times, it’s important for Starbucks to continue to strengthen the U.S. manufacturing sector by investing in new facilities and creating jobs,” said Peter Gibbons, executive vice president, Global Supply Chain Operations. “We have long believed that there is a direct link between our success and the vitality of the communities in which we do business. This latest investment, along with the soluble coffee plant we recently broke ground on in Augusta, are good examples of how building high-tech manufacturing facilities in America makes good business sense by aligning our supply chain close to consumer demand while supporting the communities where our customers and partners live and work.”New Evolution Fresh TM Bottled Juices in Distribution Beginning today, Evolution Fresh will add three flavorful juices to its current line-up in select natural food and premium grocery stores across the West Coast. In addition, a new flavor, Raspberry Watermelon, will be available for the first time in these stores as well as Evolution Fresh stores.
- Cucumber Pineapple Ginger – a balance of sweet and spicy, refreshing cucumber and pineapple juices with a hint of ginger
- Pineapple Coconut Water – naturally hydrating, light and refreshing with a touch of pineapple
- Spicy Lemonade – delicious lemonade with a hint of ginger and cayenne for a refreshing kick
- New Raspberry Watermelon – the taste of fresh watermelon complemented with raspberries
“Evolution Fresh TM juice is now available to more consumers than ever before, and we are pleased to be introducing new juices to our product line in response to consumer interest in what the brand delivers,” said Hansberry. “Customers are looking for convenient, high-quality, and nutritious beverages and foods, and we see an opportunity to harness the intense consumer interest in Evolution Fresh TM products coming to market, both in Starbucks retail stores and in select natural food and premium grocery aisles.”For a complete list of grocery retailers, visit EvolutionFresh.com. About Evolution Fresh, Inc. Evolution Fresh™ offers pure juices and natural foods to provide delicious nutrition to consumers. Acquired by Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) in 2011, Evolution Fresh is one of the few major juice companies in the U.S. using high pressure processing (HPP) to preserve fresh-picked flavor and capture more of the vitamins and nutrients of fruit and vegetables - this juice is squeezed fresh, bottled cold and never heated. Evolution Fresh offers an extensive portfolio of bottled juices, available in grocery retailers, select company-owned Starbucks stores on the West Coast, and serves customers seeking super-premium juices and foods through a differentiated retail store experience in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington. Together, Starbucks and Evolution Fresh seek to make incredible nutrition widely accessible. To learn more about Evolution Fresh, please visit us online at: www.evolutionfresh.com or through our social media channels https://www.facebook.com/EvolutionFresh, https://twitter.com/evolutionfresh or http://pinterest.com/evolutionfresh/. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50378671&lang=en