The Hershey Company in November announced a new 250,000-square-foot chocolate factory in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
The new chocolate plant is part of the company's recent $1 billion investment in its supply chain.
The money will also be used to create 13 new production lines and upgrade 11 existing lines in other North American facilities.
The new facility will boost production capacity for brands like Reese's, Kit Kat and Hershey's.
According to the company, consumer demand for Hershey products is at an all-time high.
For example, Hershey is experiencing 15% compounded retail sales growth in snack size since 2019 and Reese’s has seen 10% retail sales growth during the same time.
The new factory will be located on a 55-acre site near the company’s Reese's plant and is scheduled to be operational in early 2024.
Earlier this year, Hershey opened its first digitally enabled fulfillment center in Annville, Pennsylvania.