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Taylor Farms Retail expanding cut vegetable processing plant

Taylor Farms Retail announced an 80,000-square-foot expansion of its cut vegetable facility in Monterey County, CA. The expansion will more than double capacity of the existing facility, bringing the plant to 135,000 square feet on 21 acres. The expansion is scheduled to be completed in early April.

"The success of our 'Green Giant Fresh' branded cut vegetable line is fueling the need for expansion," Mark Campion, president of Taylor Farms Retail, based in Salinas, CA, said in a press release. "We continue to replace competing brands at major retailers. In each case, we see a minimum of 20 percent sales lift. Furthermore, when we couple our cut vegetable product offerings with our extensive organic and conventional salad offerings, we are able to deliver more frequently to each distribution center, resulting in fresher product on shelf for the consumer. We want to ensure we're giving consumers what they're looking for -- great tasting, fresh vegetables at a great value."

The new plant will include state-of-the-art, commodity-specific processing equipment as well as a major focus on energy efficiency and cold-chain management. The facility will utilize renewable energy produced by wind and solar technologies.

"Our customers continue to trust us with more of their value-added product lines," Nicholas DaCosta, chief operating officer of Taylor Farms Retail, added in the press release. "By expanding, we will accelerate our ability to offer high-quality Brussels sprouts, butternut squash and green beans, along with our current cut vegetable product offerings."