Today, Ferrero USA, Inc., part of the global confectionery company Ferrero Group, announced the opening of a distribution center in Goodyear, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. The newly constructed facility is 643,798 square feet and projected to begin operating by mid-March.

The new distribution center follows moves by Ferrero to expand its North American headquarters in New Jersey, open a new distribution center in Pennsylvania, and assume management of two manufacturing plants in Bloomington and Franklin Park, Illinois.

“Ferrero is investing in our presence and business in the U.S.,” says Paul Chibe, President and CEO, Ferrero North America. “We’re introducing new brands and innovations, hiring top talent, and opening state-of-the-art facilities like this new Goodyear distribution center, all of which will help us continue to fuel the confectionery category.”

Ferrero will be able to distribute more of its growing portfolio of brands throughout North America from the Goodyear facility, including Nutella. Other Ferrero brands include Butterfinger, Baby Ruth, Crunch, Ferrero Rocher, Tic Tac, and Kinder.

“The rapid development of our supply chain helps drive strong growth for Ferrero,” says Luca Robbiano, Vice President, North America Supply Chain for Ferrero. “Our new facilities in Pennsylvania and now Arizona represent important milestones in the expansion of our logistics capabilities in the market.”