LOS ANGELES–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%.
“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.
About Otis Spunkmeyer
Otis Spunkmeyer®, an ARYZTA® brand, has been a pioneer in the fresh-baked cookie business and a leader in the sweet baked goods industry for 40 years. Otis Spunkmeyer began in 1977 as a California chain of retail cookie stores, and soon expanded its business to foodservice operators, offering a fresh-baked cookie program complete with ovens and merchandising tools.
ARYZTA is a global company with a leadership position in specialty frozen bakery. Formed from leading bakery companies around the world, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, cookies, donuts, pastries, cakes, muffins, buns, pizza, flatbreads from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, Oakrun Farm Bakery®, Pennant® and more. To learn more, visit www.aryztaamericas.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.