Pepperidge Farm opens innovation center

NORWALK, Conn. — Campbell's announced the opening of a new innovation center for its Pepperidge Farm business.

The 34,000-sq.-ft. LEED facility, located at Pepperidge Farm headquarters in Norwalk, Conn., houses a state-of-the-art pilot plant with product development and testing lines; culinary kitchens, including a "broadcast-type" culinary demonstration kitchen; and scientific labs and meeting rooms. Campbell's said it invested more than $30 million in the project, reflecting its strategy to drive continued growth and innovation in its global baking and snacking portfolio, the company’s second-largest reporting segment.

"Campbell is committed to driving sustainable, profitable net sales growth through consumer-focused innovation," Campbell's president and CEO Denise Morrison said. "Our investment in the new Pepperidge Farm innovation center will help accelerate the rate of new product development across our baking and snacking portfolio. This new building is a visible recognition of Pepperidge Farm's long history of successful innovation, as well as our commitment to delivering the next generation of new products for consumers."

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