Ferrero opens its first ever chocolate factory in North America

May 14, 2024 244

Ferrero North America, part of the global sweet-packaged food company the Ferrero Group known for Keebler®, Butterfinger®, Nutella®, Kinder®, Tic Tac®, and other well-loved brands, today celebrated the opening of its first chocolate processing facility in North America and third globally. The 70,000 square foot expansion to Ferrero's manufacturing campus in Bloomington, Illinois produces chocolate for some of Ferrero's iconic brands including Kinder, Ferrero Rocher, Butterfinger, and CRUNCH.

"Bringing Ferrero's decades of experience making high-quality, world class chocolate to Illinois – the heart of America's food and confections industry – is going to help us achieve our goal of being the sweets and treats leader in the market," said Alanna Cotton, President and Chief Business Officer of Ferrero North America. "Ferrero and Bloomington are going to be greater together for years to come."

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