Leclerc Foods USA, a North American manufacturer of cookies, snack bars, and crackers, has acquired a 166,500-sq-ft building for expansion of its food manufacturing operations in Phoenix, Arizona.
“This acquisition fits our business vision and corporate development strategy. It will allow us to position ourselves near our U.S. clients as well as hone in on food trends in the U.S. West Coast,” said Denis Leclerc, President of Leclerc Foods USA.
Among other features, the company’s sixth plant acquired on January 30 will be equipped with a brand new production line for nutritional bars and is designed to offer consumers a full selection of organic and GMO-free products—allowing Leclerc Foods USA to accelerate their development while building on its reputation as an innovator.
This acquisition will enable Leclerc Foods USA to set up strategic locations in order to more easily serve markets such as the U.S. West Coast, Mexico, and South America. Resulting from an investment of nearly $50 million over a three to five year period, this latest addition to the U.S. footprint of Leclerc Foods USA will generate up to 100 new jobs.