GoGo squeeZ, the leading brand of re-closable, squeezable applesauce in a pouch, opened its new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Nampa, Idaho. The company made an $85 million investment in the new facility which will process and package GoGo squeeZ from apples to applesauce and bring 250 jobs to the Treasure Valley.
"The healthy on-the-go snack category continues to grow rapidly here in the U.S. and this new facility was built to be in close proximity to major apple growing regions, allowing us to source the best ingredients for our consumers," said Michel Larroche, CEO/President at MOM Mont Blanc. "We look forward to working with the Nampa community to further deliver on our mission to provide healthier convenient snack options for families."
"The deciding factor in opening a facility in Nampa was the community. The people of Nampa have embraced GoGo squeeZ and we feel it's both a great business and cultural fit," said Bill Graham, President, Materne North America. "We're excited to tap into the pool of talent in the Treasure Valley and to actively engage with the community."
With over 90 percent of apples sourced locally and all manufacturing done the U.S., this expansion allows GoGo squeeZ to stay ahead of the rapidly evolving marketplace and growing consumer demand, company officials said.