Kraft Heinz Selling Cheese Plant to Dairy Cooperative

July 12, 2017

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Kraft Heinz Selling Cheese Plant to Dairy Cooperative
The Kraft Heinz cheese plant in Campbell, NY. Image courtesy of Google Maps

A cheese plant owned by The Kraft Heinz Company in Campbell, NY will be sold to Upstate Niagara Cooperative, a family-owned dairy cooperative throughout western New York state, under a recent agreement signed by the two firms, the food company announced June 30.

“We are thrilled to announce that Upstate Niagara Cooperative has agreed to purchase our Campbell dairy facility and has signed a long-term co-packing agreement with Graft Heinz,” Michael Mullen, senior vice president of corporate and government affairs at Kraft, said in a statement. “This deal guarantees that at least 125 jobs will remain in Campbell with anticipated growth to 150 within a year, during which our business customers will experience zero disruption in the service of our dairy products.”

In addition to the agreement, Kraft Heinz said it plans to invest $3- to $5 million in the facility after the sale.

“We look forward to adding the Campbell cheese facility to our organization in the coming weeks,” Larry Webster, chief executive officer of Upstate Niagara Cooperative, said in a Kraft press release. “As a dairy cooperative owned by farm families throughout the region, this acquisition is an investment by our member owners towards continued and long-term growth for our cooperative and the Campbell facility.”

Kraft announced it was closing the Campbell plant in November 2015 along with several other facilities.

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