Campbell Soup Company recently announced it is investing approximately US$160 million in its Richmond, Utah manufacturing facility to expand production of Goldfish crackers to help meet increased consumer demand.
The new line will increase the bakery’s output of its crackers by 50% and produce over five million Goldfish per hour or 1500 Goldfish per second. The expansion also includes the construction of an onsite flour mill that will be separately owned and operated.
“Goldfish is an iconic brand that is quickly approaching a billion-dollar business, and this investment demonstrates our commitment to the growth of our brands and the communities where we operate,” said Chris Foley, Executive Vice President and President, Campbell Snacks.
With a bakery based in Richmond and operations in Logan, the company currently employs more than 400 people in the Cache Valley region and will add more than 80 jobs with this investment. The bakery has made Pepperidge Farm products for 50 years.
As part of this project, Utah Flour Milling will build a flour mill adjacent and connected to the Campbell bakery. The onsite mill is a partnership between PHM Brands’ Panhandle Milling and NIPPN CORPORATION. The mill is expected to increase supply reliability, provide capacity for continued growth and improve plant efficiency. Additionally, the mill will reduce the site’s greenhouse gas emissions by eliminating over 2200 trucks per year transporting the flour from the mill to the bakery.
Campbell Soup Company expects the new Goldfish line to be operational by the end of 2024 and marks the company’s third Goldfish capacity expansion in the past two years following expansions in bakeries in Lakeland, Florida and Willard, Ohio.
This follows news from the company consolidating its snacks division by investing $50 million in its offices in Charlotte, North Carolina and Norwalk.
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