Graeter's to build new ice cream plant, take brand national
The plant will bring 30 new jobs to
The company was founded in 1870 and plans to quadruple production by this time next year. Negotiations continue with
The ground-breaking for the 28,000-square-foot plant could occur as soon as April, and by January 2010, Graeter’s hopes to be producing ice cream at the site, the Inquirer reported. The existing plant on
The new plant will have a larger freezer, loading dock and blend room. Graeter said the company will be able to produce enough ice cream to load up freezers in hundreds of grocery stores owned by Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. or affiliated stores.
Last year Graeter’s began selling ice cream in Greater Denver through a Kroger King Soopers division. “I soon got a call from the