Haribo expands in Kenosha County

Haribo of America is increasing its footprint in Kenosha County with the lease of a 447,000-square-foot building in Bristol, located in the Bristol Highlands East Commerce Center, a three-building, 68-acre industrial park at Wilmot Road and 136th Avenue, according to a press release from Chicago-based HSA Commercial Real Estate, which developed the property.

The building is located about 2 miles from Haribo’s production plant in Pleasant Prairie. Haribo began producing its well-known Goldbears gummi candy treats at its new, 500,000-square-foot factory in July.

“As we’ve ramped up U.S. production and more consumers get to know and love Haribo gummies, we need larger warehouse space to house our products,” said Lauren Triffler, director of corporate communications for Haribo of America, in the release. “This larger footprint will help support our growth and continue to serve our customers quickly and efficiently. We’re thrilled to stay in Bristol near our factory and support our local communities, adding more career opportunities as we bring the world’s No. 1 gummi brand to fans around the U.S.”

Haribo currently leases an approximately 158,000-square-foot building from HSA in the same industrial park. That building will become available for lease after the company moves to the larger space, which is expected to happen during the second quarter this year.

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