“Expanding to North America is another exciting milestone for the HARIBO business. Producing our treats in the U.S. will enable us to meet growing demand from our consumers for our iconic Goldbears, as well as other products like Twin Snakes and Starmix… We’re excited to say that HARIBO has been very well-received…. Our results echo that sentiment, as HARIBO is the No.1 gummy brand in the U.S. with significant double-digit growth over the last five years (both brand and category).”
Candy Industry

“Ferrero USA, Inc., part of the global confectionery company Ferrero Group, announced plans for a new distribution center outside of Atlanta. The 728,000-square-foot facility, located in McDonough, Ga., will add 250 new jobs to the local economy and is expected to begin operating in early September. The new distribution center comes on the heels of a facility expansion at the company’s North American headquarters in New Jersey and the opening of two manufacturing plants in Bloomington and Franklin Park, Ill. The company also has added new distribution centers in Pennsylvania and Georgia.”
Food Business News

“The Hershey Company will be investing millions of dollars to add 110 new jobs to its Stuarts Draft plant. Hershey Chocolate of Virginia, which has its plant in Draft, will be investing $135 million to increase its production capacity at its existing facility by 90,000 square feet, a release said Tuesday.”
Staunton News Leader

“Ferrero USA has opened a new distribution centre in Georgia to increase capacity and support its North American expansion. Located in McDonough, Georgia, the newly-constructed facility marks the fifth USA facility that Ferrero has opened in the past year.”
FoodBev Media

“Ferrero adds 225 jobs at new 730k-square-foot distribution center.”
Confectionary News

“The Pleasant Prairie Plan Commission on Monday, May 13 approved preliminary site and operational plans for the HARIBO plant — with groundbreaking for Phase 1 planned for late spring 2020. It’ll mark the company’s first plant in North America…The manufacturing, production, distribution, maintenance, and related activities are intended to operate 24 hours a day. There will be up to 400 employees working three shifts upon completion of Phase 1 and at full build-out, the campus is intended to have up to 1,250 employees.”
Fox 6 News

“One of the largest candy companies in the world has broken ground on an 80,000-square-foot addition to its Cottontail Lane factory that will also have a visitors center… [Promotion in Motion Companies] is investing more than $30 million into the expansion which will total more than 250,000 square feet when complete. The expansion will bring PIM’s total presence in Franklin Township to more than 750,000 square feet of production and distribution.”
Bridgewater Courier News

“[Virginia] Governor Ralph Northam stopped by the Shenandoah Valley for the second time this week to announce an expansion of the Hershey manufacturing facility in Stuarts Draft… The Hershey Company plans to invest $104 million to grow its Augusta County manufacturing operation with a 111,000 square-ft. expansion… More than 1,000 employees are located in Virginia, with most of those in Augusta County. This expansion will bring 65 more.”

“ARYZTA® North America is excited to announce a frozen cookie dough line extension at its bakery in Chaska, Minnesota, which produces Otis Spunkmeyer® branded cookies and custom cookies for retail, convenience and foodservice customers. Scheduled to open in March 2019, the new state-of-the-art line will add a third line to the bakery’s current two-line footprint, expanding the bakery’s production capacity and throughput by more than 40%.”
Business Wire

“Peterbrooke Chocolatier has experienced strong business growth since the beginning of 2018 with the opening of three new shops, the signing of multiple new franchise agreements and double-digit sales increases across its more than 20-unit system.”

“Ferrara Candy Co. will relocate its corporate headquarters to Chicago’s Old Post Office from Oakbrook Terrace next summer, bringing almost 400 jobs to the massive structure straddling Congress Parkway.”
Chicago Tribune

“Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks has lauded Friday’s announcement by Mars Wrigley Confectionary of a $142 million investment in the company’s 40-year-old local plant on Peerless Road. The expansion will lead to 79 new full-times jobs…”
Cleveland Daily Banner

“Ferrero, the international candy company, broke ground Thursday on the expansion of its industrial facility on Cottontail Lane. The $9 million expansion, which will bring the facility to 67,000 square feet, will add nearly 100 jobs, according to a press release issued by the company.”
Bridgewater Courier News

“Esther Price Candies hopes to be making sweet treats in its new production facility addition soon. The iconic Dayton candy shop, which operates its flagship retail store and its production facilities in the 1700 block of Wayne Avenue in Dayton, is in the process of adding a 20,517-square-foot, three-floor expansion onto the company’s 53,000 square feet of production capabilities.”

“Spangler Candy Co. has purchased and plans to renovate an adjacent, 20-acre campus owned by New Era Ohio LLC (NEO) to provide additional room for warehouse space, future expansion and growth. This growth comes on the heels of Spangler’s purchase of two iconic candy brands—Sweethearts and NECCO Wafers.”
The Shelby Report

“Wolfgang Confectioners, one of the longest-running confection companies in America, is expanding. The company announced plans to construct of a 78,000-sq.-ft. expansion to their confection manufacturing facility in Loganville, Pa.”

“[Baker’s Candies] plans to more than double the existing candy store size by next summer. ‘The expansion will be a little over 5,000 square feet when it’s done, and the new space will be entirely outlet store,’ Baker said… ‘When it’s completed it will be the largest candy store, we believe, in the history of Nebraska.’”
The Ashland Gazette

“American candy maker Mars Wrigley Confectionery recently broke ground on a $30 million expansion project at its Waco, TX plant that will add on 65,000-sq-ft of product distribution space to the site, local news organizations reported.”
Power & Bulk Solids

“Albanese Confectionery in Hobart, Indiana, will get a 10-year tax break on its $33 million expansion, which will include “a fourth production line, packaging line, bulk sugar system and other production plans,” according to the Chicago Tribune. The company, which makes Gummi Bears and other candies, will hire about 150 people as a result of the expansion and expects to have more than 550 employees by 2019.”
Chicago Tribune

“Sanders and Morley Candy Makers, Inc., has acquired about five acres of property adjacent to its corporate headquarters in Clinton Township, Mich., with the eventual goal of expanding… Sanders has also added three new production lines, gained a 50,000-sq. ft. distribution center, employed a new cloud-based ERP system and launched a new website…”

“Mount Franklin Nutritionals, a manufacturer of gummy nutritional supplements, organic gummies and fruit snacks and a subsidiary of El Paso, Texas-based Mount Franklin Foods, says its new 100,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Sumter, S.C., is primed to serve the ‘rapidly growing’ $2.7-billion nutraceuticals industry. The facility, which can produce 11 million gummies per day, was built to deliver top-quality nutritionals for private-label and co-manufacturing customers in the United States and internationally, the company says.”
Candy Industry.com