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Made and Grown Here in Savannah

From the world famous Leopold’s Ice Cream to the rich honey from the Savannah Bee Company to international companies like Fuji Vegetable Oil, the food and beverage specialty food industry is thriving in the Savannah region. Companies in our region have direct access to the more than 14 million annual visitors to Savannah, the nearly one million people that live in our region and an entry point to the growing global market through the Port of Savannah.
85%

of the world’s top 3PLs
operate in Georgia

2,856

reffer rack plugs
at Port of Savannah

14 million

visitors to Savannah
accessible each year

Savannah's Ghost Coast Distillery

Leading Employers in this Industry

Legend: Headquarters in Savannah headquarter International international

Company Product/Service
Byrd's Famous Cookies headquarter Gourmet Cookie Manufacturer
Coastal Empire Beer Company headquarter Brewery
Cup to Cup Coffee Roasters headquarter Coffee Roaster
Derst Baking Company headquarter Breads/Rolls/Cakes Manufacturer
Diamond Crystal Brands headquarter Salt/Pepper/Sugar Packaging Manufacturer
Fuji Vegetable Oil Inc. international Cooking Oils Manufacturer
Ghost Coast Distillery headquarter Distillery
Imperial Sugar international Refined Sugar Manufacturer
Kerry international Nutritious Food Manufacturer
Moon River Brewing Co. headquarter Brewery
Parker's Kitchen headquarter Convenience Stores
Peeples Industries headquarter Agriculture Products' Dry Bulk Handling
Perc Coffee Roasters headquarter Coffee Roaster
River Street Sweets headquarter Confections Manufacturer
Roger Wood Foods Inc. headquarter Smoked Sausages/Meats Manufacturer
Savannah Bee Company headquarter Honey Products Manufacturer
Savannah Coffee Roasters headquarter Coffee Roaster
Service Brewing Company headquarter Brewery
Southbound Brewing Co. headquarter Brewery
Two Tides Brewing Co. headquarter Brewery
United Distributors Beverage Distributor

*Not an all-inclusive list

Industry News

Georgia Ports Authority adds new container storage space

The Port of Savannah is bringing online 400,000 TEUs of annual container capacity at just the time when many port customers are seeking new storage options. “With slowing demand related to the coronavirus, port users need space to stage their cargo until that demand returns,” said Georgia Ports Authority Executive…

03.19.2020

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New York Times “Booming Savannah Port See Trade Tensions as a Hiccup”

Booming Savannah Port Sees Trade Tensions as Just a Hiccup New York Times By Patricia Cohen and Natalie Kitroeff Saturday, May 18 Savannah’s ocean ports feature skyscraping silver cranes that stand at attention on the water’s edge. Container ships stretch the length of four football fields, with 40-foot containers stacked…

07.18.2019

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Factory Direct Wholesale LLC relocates corporate headquarters to Savannah

Factory Direct Wholesale LLC. announced today that it is expanding operations in Savannah and relocating its corporate headquarters to Savannah, creating 250 new job opportunities with 95 of those being corporate headquarter jobs and $17 million in investment. The facility will be located at the Morgan Lakes Center, 503 Morgan…

06.20.2019

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Latest News

Strategic Planning and Community Partnerships: We’re in this together

Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships Leia Dedic As an organization, how do you increase the likelihood of achieving your goals? More than likely, you create a detailed and intentional plan that is in alignment with your mission and outline the action items to achieve those goals. In 2019, that…

05.21.2020

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Foreign-Trade Zones can alleviate duty payments amid COVID-19

Vice President of WTCSav and Foreign-Trade Zone 104 Leigh Ryan It’s safe to say that every industry has most likely been impacted by COVID-19. Global trade is not exempt from the list of industries affected and has faced ripples of changes as the virus spreads to different parts of the…

05.08.2020

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SEDA stands ready to assist

Director of Business Retention and Workforce Initiatives Leigh Acevedo Whether you are an employer of two or 2,000+, COVID-19 is impacting everyone in Chatham County and SEDA is here to be a resource for your business. What’s happening with the spread of COVID-19 is challenging in many ways: professional and…

04.14.2020

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