Campbell Soup Co. is investing about $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 Goldfish by 50 percent and produce more than five million Goldfish per hour or 1,500 Goldfish every 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, EVP and president.
With a bakery in Richmond and operations in Logan, the company employs more than 400 people in the Cache Valley region and will add more than 80 jobs with this investment.
The bakery, which has made Pepperidge Farm products for 50 years, was recently named one of the top employers in Northern Utah by the Cache Valley Daily and Cache Valley Media Group.
As part of the project, Utah Flour Milling LLC 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 Corp.
The mill will increase supply reliability, provide capacity for continued growth and improve plant efficiency. In addition, the mill will reduce the site’s greenhouse gas emissions by eliminating more than 2,200 trucks per year transporting the flour from mill to bakery.
The company expects the new Goldfish line to be operational by the end of 2024. This is Campbell’s third Goldfish capacity expansion in the past two years, following bakery expansions in Lakeland, Florida and Willard, Ohio.
The company recently consolidated its corporate offices in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Norwalk, Connecticut, to its headquarters in Camden, New Jersey.