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Mondelez International to Invest $130 Million in US Biscuit Manufacturing

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Mondelez International to Invest $130 Million in US Biscuit Manufacturing

Mondelez International to Invest $130 Million in US Biscuit Manufacturing
February 11
15:11 2014

Mondelez International is taking another important step in creating a best-in-class global supply chain by investing more than $130 million in new biscuit manufacturing technology and capabilities in its current US network. The investment will focus on bakeries in Fair Lawn, NJ, and Richmond, Va, supporting priority cookie and cracker brands and product platforms. To enable this investment, the company will consolidate its current US biscuit manufacturing footprint on the East Coast, resulting in the closure of its Philadelphia bakery by early 2015.

“This investment in our North American biscuit supply chain offers us an exciting opportunity to further improve the overall effectiveness, efficiency and the competitiveness of our manufacturing network, with a focus on driving big bets and accelerating growth for the biscuit category,” says Cindy Waggoner, Vice President, North America Integrated Supply Chain, Biscuits. “This announcement is also bittersweet. It’s always a difficult decision to close a manufacturing facility, especially one like the Philadelphia bakery, which has been part of our organization and the community for many years.”

The role of the Philadelphia bakery within the company’s biscuit manufacturing network footprint has changed over time. The site currently produces a limited number of core products. Other facilities are better positioned to support the company’s future business needs.

The closure of the Philadelphia bakery will affect approximately 350 employees.

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