Jelly Belly closing Wisconsin warehouse, moving to Tennessee

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PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis – Jelly Belly is leaving its Wisconsin home.

WTMJ reports the warehouse located in Pleasant Prairie will move the operation to Tennessee. The California-based firm has put the Pleasant Prairie building up for sale.

The building, which opened in 2001, houses a distribution center, retail store and a tour site, The Kenosha News reports. A spokesperson says tours will continue as planned.

No timeline for the move has been announced.

Jelly Belly brand jelly beans used to be made at the North Chicago plant, where they’ve been produced since 1978. But in 2014, the company announced that the North Chicago facility was taking on all of the company’s contract manufacturing, and the plant in California was taking on all Jelly Belly-branded production.

The Goelitz family, who owns Jelly Belly, still runs the North Chicago plant, and candy is still produced there, a company spokeswoman said.

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