ARYZTA announces cookie line extension at Chaska, MN bakery
State-of-the-art production line meets growth and capacity needs
ARYZTA North America is excited to announce a frozen cookie dough line extension at its bakery in Chaska, Minnesota, which produces Otis Spunkmeyer branded cookies and custom cookies for retail, convenience and foodservice customers. Scheduled to open in March 2019, the new state-of-the-art line will add a third line to the bakery’s current two-line footprint, expanding the bakery’s production capacity and throughput by more than 40 percent.
“We are responding to increased demand of our popular Otis Spunkmeyer cookies, as well as custom cookies produced for our customers,” says Dave Johnson, CEO, ARYZTA North America, adding, “Chaska’s third line will enable us to meet our customers’ frozen cookie dough needs across foodservice, convenience and retail channels. We are investing to further strengthen our supply chain to better support our customers.”
Through the line extension, ARYZTA also increases its support of the local Chaska community with the addition of 30 new jobs.
ARYZTA continues to grow within the cookie category in foodservice, convenience and retail channels. Along with boosting throughput, Chaska’s new line will have capabilities to produce multiple formats and configurations that will enable ARYZTA to meet its customer’s needs.