Sabra Food Company Opens Va. Plant, Creates Over 200 Jobs

May 26, 2010

Snack dip company Sabra is cutting the ribbon on its new Virginia manufacturing plant as it goes after a growing American appetite for hummus.

New York-based Sabra Dipping Company makes a range of refrigerated dips and spreads that are all certified kosher and vegetarian. It was formed as a U.S. and Canadian joint venture between Strauss Group and PepsiCo.

When first announced, the new $61 million Chesterfield County factory was expected to employ about 260 to make the company's products.

During the past decade, hummus has moved beyond the ethnic food niche and solidly into the American mainstream, filling supermarket refrigerator cases and showing up on restaurant menus nationwide.

Sabra says it represents more than 40 percent of the market that is valued at about $312 million.

The comments sections of are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 94922494 -