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South Korea-Based CJ Foodville Plans Gainesville, Georgia, Food Processing-Bakery Operations

South Korea-based CJ Foodville Corporation, a subsidiary of CJ Group, plans to establish a food processing facility and bakery in Gainesville, Georgia. The more than $47 million project is expected to create 285 jobs in Hall County.

The new facility, located at the Gainesville Business Park, will produce more than 19,000 tons of products per year. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2025.

"Based on our strong profitability, we have decided to establish a factory in the U.S. to enhance our production and supply capabilities in response to the expanding scale of the TOUS les JOURS business,” said Tony Hunsoo Ahn, CEO of CJ Foodville USA. “We are committed to promoting the unique competitiveness of the K-Bakery, which is built upon excellent product quality in a diverse range of bread and cakes. Our ultimate goal is to establish the TOUS les JOURS brand as a globally cherished bakery brand that transcends borders and captivates palates worldwide."

CJ Foodville is a subsidiary of CJ Group, one of the largest food service and food processing companies in South Korea. The company made its first overseas expansion and entered the U.S. market in 2004 with its TOUS les JOURS bakery café brand.

“Georgia’s economy is exceptionally diverse, and it’s a critical factor in allowing us to weather economic changes,” noted GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “CJ Foodville’s investment is a great example of both the diversity of our economy and the investments coming from our international partners. Connectivity creates opportunity, and Georgia’s decades-long relationship with South Korea has built a diverse economic and cultural exchange reflected across the state. Congratulations to CJ Foodville and our friends in Gainesville-Hall County.”

Director of Korean Investment Yoonie Kim represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team in partnership with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, Georgia EMC, and Georgia Quick Start.

“CJ Foodville will be a welcome part of Gainesville-Hall County’s business community of 330 global manufacturers and processors,” added Tim Evans, Vice President of Economic Development for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce. “Gainesville-Hall County offers a competitive advantage for food and pharmaceutical businesses by connecting them to world-class talent, industry specific training at Lanier Technical College, a network of cold-chain logistics providers, and global markets through Georgia Port Authority’s new Inland Port Terminal, expected to open in 2026.”

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