Jelly Belly Puts Wisconsin Warehouse Up for Sale: Company plans to move their distribution operations to Tennessee...
A bitter loss for Wisconsin looks like a sweet gain for the Volunteer state. With Easter just weeks away, Jelly Belly Candy Candy Company says it plans to sell its Wisconsin warehouse and move the operations to an unspecified Tennessee location. The warehouse property located in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, has been listed for sale, a company spokesperson confirmed. The company plans to move their distribution operations to Tennessee, but said a timeline has not yet been set.
The 25 employees of the warehouse and several part-time workers were reportedly informed of the news Monday.
The company, formerly known as Goelitz Confectionary Company, was originally founded in 1869 in Belleville, Illinois. The facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin opened for tours in 2001.
The candy company most recently made headlines last August when it eliminated 70 jobs from its North Chicago factory and moved production to Fairfield, California. The facility continues to make candy, however, and is responsible for "contract manufacturing."
Despite speculation, a destination for the move to Tennessee has not been announced