The expanded space will also allow them to leverage bulk purchasing for their coffee beans, providing space to order more at a lower price. Coffee-growing countries have been impacted by the pandemic, as well as other types of political and economic volatility, creating supply-chain issues for roasters.
Founded in 1961, Winans Chocolates + Coffees and has nearly 20 retail locations, with plans for more in the Western and Central Ohio area.
Winans moved into its production facility in 2015, adding production lines, storage space and a retail store. The ability to run multiple lines and store larger amounts of their product has been critical to their retail expansion across the state. The additional space, directly across East High Street, will provide the capacity to continue growing.
“We’re thrilled to support a company with such a deep and proud Ohio history,” Piqua Community and Economic Development Director Chris Schmiesing said in a statement. “Helping them continue to grow in their hometown and fuel the transformation of Piqua’s downtown represents an exciting opportunity for Winans and the Piqua community.”