They would be seriously hoping this wasn't just a short-lived trend...
A new 18,000 square-metre kombucha manufacturing centre – the same size as the MCG – has just opened in Dandenong.
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Australia’s largest kombucha maker Remedy Drinks’ has just opened a new $43 million centre in Dandenong, combining all its operations, including research and development, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution operations.
With the fermented tea drink growing in popularity around the world, the move will boost the Aussie company’s exports to the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Asia. Remedy Drinks produces one of the world’s only kombucha drinks that can be stored at room temperature without needing refrigeration, reducing energy use and transport costs.
Victoria has the largest and most established food and drinks manufacturing sector in the nation, valued at about $38 billion and employing about 72,000 people.
“The new Remedy Fermentary in Dandenong will allow us to deliver on significant increases in demand as well as provide opportunities for ongoing innovation, delivering better beverages across all drink categories,” Remedy Drinks managing director Chris Gillard said.