Four adult men standing over a prep table covered in food. One of the men is talking about the produce in front of them.
A collection of Watershed gin bottles together
An overhead shot of a container of Hot Chicken Takeover with pickles, ranch dipping sauce, and a drink.
A shot of Landgrant Brewery with patrons talking and drinking.

Food and Beverage

With a strong manufacturing base, highly-sophisticated research and development capabilities and fast access to industry and consumers, the Columbus Region is uniquely positioned for all aspects of the food and beverage industry.

By the Numbers

Food and beverage operations excel in the Columbus Region.







Unmatched Industry Assets

Ohio’s complete food value chain, coupled with a versatile infrastructure, abundant fresh water, and a competitive business climate, gives companies the ability to produce goods and deliver products to market with greater efficiency. Ohio offers competitive advantages at every stage in the food and beverage supply chain.

Local Supply Chain Solutions

The Columbus Region is home to a large presence of existing logistics services providers with supply chain expertise in the sourcing and distribution of food and beverage products. Examples of services include food grade handling, temperature-controlled storage, shipping, receiving, labeling, sorting, and more.

Top Employers

Abbott Nurtition
Operation: Office, R&D
Location: Columbus, Franklin County
Anheuser-Busch InBev
Operation: L&D, Manufacturing
Location: Columbus, Franklin County
Cheryl’s Cookies
Operation: HQ, L&D, Manufacturing
Location: Obetz, Franklin County
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Operation: Call Center, IT, Office
Location: Columbus, Franklin County
Operation: HQ, Manufacturing
Location: Gahanna, Franklin County
G & J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc.
Operation: L&D Manufacturing
Location: Columbus, Franklin County
Harry & David
Operation: Call Center, L&D, Manufacturing, Office
Location: Hebron, Licking County
The Kroger Co.
Operation: L&D, Manufacturing
Location: Columbus, Westerville, Franklin County;
Delaware, Delaware County | Newark, Licking County
Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.
Operation: L&D, Manufacturing
Location: Columbus, Franklin County
Mars Petcare
Operation: L&D Manufacturing
Location: West Jefferson, Madison County
Nestle S.A.
Operation: R&D
Location: Dublin, Franklin County;
Marysville, Union County
SK Food Group Inc.
Operation: L&D, Manufacturing
Location: Columbus, Groveport, Franklin County
T.Marzetti Company
Operation: HQ, L&D, Manufacturing
Location: Columbus, Grove City, Franklin County;
Westerville, Delaware County
Operation: Call Center, HQ, R&D
Location: Columbus, Dublin, Franklin County
Wyandot Snacks
Operation: HQ, L&D, Manufacturing, R&D
Location: Marion, Marion County

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