New confectionery and sweet packaged foods products will be developed

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Ferrero North America will open an innovation center in Chicago's Marshall Field and Company Building. Image courtesy of Pixabay (representative image)

Ferrero North America, part of the global confectionery company Ferrero Group, will open an innovation center in Chicago's Marshall Field and Company Building. 

The new 45,000-sq-ft facility will bring together Ferrero's R&D teams throughout the US, and house employees from Ferrero's Old Post Office location representing Fannie May, Nutella Café, Keebler, Famous Amos, Mother's, and other cookie brands in the Ferrero portfolio.

"Our goal for this space is to reflect Ferrero's unique heritage and provide an opportunity to create greater synergies among our teams. This new space will foster the collaboration, creativity, and culture that Ferrero is known for around the world," said Todd Siwak, president, and chief business officer of Ferrero North America. "I am proud of our growing footprint in Illinois and strongly believe that this innovation center will propel our teams forward to become leaders in the sweet packaged foods category."

The innovation center, R&D lab, and offices will bring about 170 cross-functional team members to Chicago's Loop neighborhood.

"We are thrilled to join Ferrero as it announces that Chicago will be home to the company's first innovation center in the United States," said Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot. "Chicago is a global destination for innovation and Ferrero will be well-placed here, benefitting from the city's connectivity to the world and its strong network of companies driven by tech and innovation. I congratulate Ferrero on this move and welcome them to Chicago as I look forward to more companies realizing Chicago's incredible potential." 

The move will take place over two phases, with all current Ferrero Chicago employees moving to a temporary office space while construction is completed on the final space. The final office at the Marshall Field & Co. building is set be complete by Spring of 2023.

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