Kerry has acquired Portland, Maine-based X Café-the pioneer in developing the first shelf-stable coffee extracts. The acquisition further reinforces Kerry’s overall beverage strategy in North America, expands its breadth of beverage process and packaging capability, and enables the company to develop and deliver more integrated beverage solutions for its customers in the industrial and foodservice channels.
The addition of the coffee extract technologies combined with Kerry’s industry-leading technology portfolio and application expertise further advances Kerry’s ability to help customers deliver innovative consumer products for the energy drink, soft drink, ready-to-drink coffee beverage markets and foodservice channel.
“We are excited about the increased capabilities gained from our combined organization and look forward to are leveraging our capabilities to help customers deliver consumer-preferred products faster and with greater value,” stated Jason Hawkins, President of Kerry’s beverage ingredients & flavour technologies in North America.
About KerryKerry is a leading supplier of ingredients, flavors, and integrated solutions for the global Food & Beverage industry. Kerry supplies over 10,000 ingredients and flavor products as well as complete food and beverage solutions to customers in more than 140 countries worldwide. As a part of Kerry Group, headquartered in Tralee Ireland, Kerry employs some 23,000 people throughout its manufacturing, sales and technical centers across the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Kerry has manufacturing facilities in 19 different countries and international sales offices in 20 other countries across the globe.
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Product Manager, Beverage North America
Kerry, Americas Region