Oatly to start producing oat milk in Jersey to meet growing US demand

Read Time:   |  15th October 2018

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Swedish vegan company Oatly is expanding its manufacturing facilities in the US due to rapidly “growing demand” from customers looking for dairy-free options. 

oatly expand US facilities

When it comes to dairy-free milks, Oatly’s oat milk range is hard to beat. Oatly make their products from GMO-free Swedish oats, and their range is 100% vegan, which is in line with Oatly’s pledge to deliver products with “maximum nutritional value and minimal environmental impact”.

Those who have ditched the dairy and are looking for suitable alternatives to cows milk to use in hot drinks often opt for Oatly’s Barista Edition Oat Milk which is perfect for hot drinks and creating creamy, foamy lattes.

However, demand for Oatly’s milks is so high that the company are looking to expand into the US as it opens its first U.S. processing facility in a 19,000-square-foot space located in Millville, New Jersey.

oatly expand US facilities

According to the Daily Journal, the new facility, which is currently under construction for expansion, will allow the Swedish brand to increase its North American production capacity eight-fold.

In 2016, Oatly entered the American market for the first time by supplying coffee shops with its oats-based product, and has since moved into supplying grocery stores where demand is greatly outstripping production capacity.

Oatly currently sells five different types of oat milk in the US market, including Original, Low-Fat, Chocolate, Barista, and the recently-launched Mocha. However, according to its U.S. website, the brand states that new products will be heading to the US, including vegan oat yoghurt, oat cream, ice cream, dairy-free canned lattes and creme fraiche.

Oatly’s products can currently be found in chains such as ShopRite, Wegmans, Whole Foods, and Target as well as La Colombe coffee and Joe Coffee in the US.

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