BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Kraft Foods Group officials say the company's manufacturing facility in Bentonville will close next year.
Spokeswoman Joyce Hodel told KHOG-TV (http://bit.ly/NBdGZI) Tuesday that 60 employees at the facility have been informed of the company's plans.
Kraft Vice President of Operations Jim Durkin says the company will achieve greater efficiencies of scale by combining the majority of the plant's production with external partners. Durkin says Bentonville is a smaller plant and its size isn't suitable for the scale the company needs going forward.
The 65,000 square-foot plant makes ingredient cheeses that are used by other Kraft plants.
Officials plan to sell the property once production has ended.