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Ferrero production center coming to central Illinois


Thursday, October 14, 2021  |  Article  |  SRSP/WICS Staff

— Ferrero is bringing its first-ever production center in the United States to central Illinois.


Governor JB Pritzker, D-Illinois, was on hand Wednesday, Oct. 13 as the confectionery company Ferrero Group broke ground on its new chocolate processing facility in Bloomington, Illinois.

The new production center will mean a $75 million investment in the city and will bring up to 50 new jobs.


“The ability to process quality chocolate here in North America is instrumental to building on our important growth in this market, which is advancing Ferrero towards our goal of being an world leader in global confectionery,” said Todd Siwak, President and Chief Business Officer of Ferrero North America. “I am so happy that we are able to reach this important milestone in Illinois, the heart of America’s food and confections industry.”


The new facility is an expansion of Ferrero's existing Bloomington manufacturing center and will process chocolate for Crunch, 100Grand, Raisinets, and other Ferrero products for the North American market.