Mars Wrigley to shutter Chicago chocolate plant

CHICAGO — Mars Wrigley has introduced plans to shutter a virtually 100-year-old chocolate plant in Chicago. Manufacturing on the facility shall be phased out over the following two years, the corporate stated.

Roughly 280 staff shall be affected by the closing of the plant, which makes M&M’s, Twix, Snickers, Milky Approach and Skittles candies.

“The corporate stays dedicated to the town of Chicago and intends to accomplice with the encompassing group on a future imaginative and prescient for the location,” the corporate stated. “As we repeatedly consider our footprint throughout North America, our associates have been knowledgeable of the choice to maneuver the vast majority of operations to different amenities within the US over the following two years.”

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