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Marshall-based FedUp Foods expands to Wilmington

May 08, 2024 09:50AM ● By WNC Business
MARSHALL - FedUp Foods, the largest private label fermented beverage manufacturer in North America, announced their expansion into a state-of-the-art beverage manufacturing facility in Wilmington, making this their third facility on the east coast. Currently servicing the top private label programs in North America, this strategic move positions the company for unprecedented
growth and underscores their dedication to leading the industry in fermented functional

Founded in 2008 by Jeannine Buscher and Sarah Mullins, FedUp Foods has transcended its origins of home-brewing kombucha in five-gallon jars to become an industry pioneer, creating health-conscious beverages such as Kombucha, Prebiotic and Probiotic Sodas, Tepache, and functional Cold Brew Coffee.

Choosing Wilmington was a carefully considered decision, driven by its strategic location that provides access to sea and rail, its appetite for growth and its vibrant community. The warm welcome from the Chamber of Commerce, Wilmington Business Development, and the community further solidified their belief in the city's potential.

The company is targeting a grand opening in late summer of 2024, with plans to hire and fill
positions in the coming months. 

About AKM LLC:
Founded in 2008, AKM LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of FedUp Foods PBC, stands as one of
the nation's early producers of kombucha. As one of the largest functional beverage
manufacturers in America, they take pride in offering a diverse portfolio of private label organic
functional beverages for top global retailers. Learn more at
Source: FedUp Foods