Premier flour and ingredient company Ardent Mills has announced significant updates and investments to its retail capabilities. These investments allow the company to increase and streamline retail flour packaging capabilities, and continue to operate at a rate to safely serve retail demand.

“I’m proud of our team’s dedication to their customers, consumers and communities; and our ability to make strategic investment decisions to ensure that their needs are met,” says Troy Anderson, vice president of operations at Ardent Mills. “Ardent Mills is focused on our customers’ success, while remaining extremely intentional around the safety of our people and products - these investments are no exception.”

The areas of investment include expansion in the Northeast US by adding a retail packer to existing operations in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, creating a dedicated retail team to better execute for customers, adding warehouses for several of the company’s retail mills across North America, adding another retail line at its Newton, Kansas facility and ordering three retail packers (one new line that will be implemented and fully functional by September, and two retail packers that will upgrade existing lines by early next year).

“These significant investments will position us well and provide the necessary flexibility to serve our customers and consumers,” says Angie Goldberg, chief growth officer at Ardent Mills. “We’re excited about how quickly we’ve been able to execute on our growth strategy and look forward to continuing this work.”