Germany firm to make gummy bears in U.S.
Germany’s iconic BERLIN — gummy bear will soon be “Made in the USA.”
Bonn-based Haribo, the company that invented the gummy bear nearly a century ago, said Friday it would open a U.S. factory in Wisconsin in 2020.
Haribo, founded in 1920, has had a presence in the United States since 1982 with a sales operation, and is already the top seller of gummy bears in the country, but says it wants to grow further.
Company head Hans Guido Riegel said: “Haribo of America is the fastest growing confectionary company in the U.S.A., therefore the step of starting our own production there from 2020 is important for us.”
The $242 million factory near Kenosha is expected to create 400 jobs, according to the company.