IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR FERRERO NORTH AMERICA – Ferrero North America President Todd Siwak announces the production line expansion for Kinder Bueno chocolate at their central Illinois facility on Monday, June 13, 2022 in Bloomington, Ill. Standing behind Siwak is Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Sylvia Garcia, Bloomington Mayor Mboka Mwilambwe, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and General Manager, Bloomington Ferrero Plant Frederico Fort Frederico Forti. (John Konstantaras/AP Images for Ferrero North America)
Candy giant Ferrero is investing more than 200-million-dollars to expand its facility in Bloomington. The facility is expected to be complete in 2024 and will be the first North American location to produce Kinder Bueno products. Kinder Bueno is a popular Ferrero premium chocolate bar that launched in the U.S. in 2019. The expansion will create two-hundred jobs over four years.