General Mills to invest in new Blue Buffalo plant


General Mills, Inc. will invest $8.5 million to build a new distribution facility in McDonough. The 480,000-square-foot facility will house the company’s Blue Buffalo brand of pet food products that will be distributed throughout the southeast United States.


William W. Bishop Jr., president of General Mills’ pet segment said, “Blue Buffalo is the No. 1 wholesome natural pet food brand in the U.S., and we are pleased to be expanding with the addition of the facility in McDonough. This facility will enable us to better serve consumers, pet parents and pets in the southeast with the Blue brand of products.”


General Mills acquired Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. for approximately $8 billion earlier in 2018. The addition of Blue Buffalo establishes General Mills as a leader in the wholesome natural pet food category, the fastest growing portion of the $30 billion U.S. pet food market, and accelerates the company’s portfolio reshaping strategy.


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