SPECIAL FEATURE: 10 reasons to set up shop in Northeast Indiana (home of 5-Hour Energy, Kraft Jet Puffed marshmallows and Li’l Drum cones)
What attracts food manufacturers to one location over another? Great transport links? Access to skilled workers? Low utility costs or taxes? Large bribes? One region that thinks it has what it takes to attract the cream of the crop in food processing (without the bribes) is Northeast Indiana, home of 5-Hour Energy, Li’l Drum ice creams and Kraft’s ‘jet puffed’ marshmallows. FoodNavigator-USA headed to Fort Wayne to find out why food is such big business here.
10 reasons to set up shop in Northeast Indiana (home of 5-Hour Energy, Kraft Jet Puffed marshmallows and Li’l Drum ice creams …) Living Essentials: Shot in the arm… Kraft Foods: Innovate or die Edy’s Ice Cream: Continuous improvement is not a ‘project’ Red Gold: We want to be the best, not the biggest Pretzels Inc: 'We're making the same basic product that we were 15 years ago but the regulatory requirements have changed beyond all recognition' Ellison Bakery: Private label is the real growth opportunity for us CK Products: We’ve doubled our business since 2006