General Mills to Build Pet Food Facility in Georgia

General Mills acquired Buffalo Blue Pet Products last year, and now it’s building a new distribution facility in the Southeast.
Jennifer Nessel
Published: January 11, 2019
General Mills, best known for its Cheerios, Pillsbury, and Betty Crocker brands, is focusing its sights on the South as it invests in its newest pet food brand. 

The Minneapolis-based global food company has announced plans to build an $8.5 million distribution facility in McDonough, Georgia. This expansion follows the company’s acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. last year and its announcement in December of plans to double the distribution of Blue Buffalo items in the food, drug, and mass market channels.

The project, which includes a 408,000-square-foot facility, is expected to create more than 50 new jobs, according to a press release from the Henry County Development Authority.

“Blue Buffalo is the #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,” said Billy Bishop, president of General Mills pet segment. “This facility will enable us to better serve consumers, pet parents and pets in the Southeast with the BLUE brand of products.”

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