Mondelēz International Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Iconic Richmond Biscuit Manufacturing Plant

Mondelēz International, Inc. celebrated a significant milestone as it marked the 50th anniversary of its Richmond Biscuit Manufacturing Plant in Richmond, Virginia. The company, known for its iconic snacking brands such as Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, and Ritz, hosted a recognition ceremony and family-friendly celebration to commemorate the occasion.

The event was attended by federal, state, and local elected officials, honored guests, company leadership, and generations of local employees and their families. Mondelēz International has been a longstanding corporate partner and employer in Henrico County and the Commonwealth of Virginia, with nearly 1,000 employees supporting its operations across the state.

The Richmond Biscuit Manufacturing Plant has played a vital role in supporting U.S. biscuit manufacturing for Mondelēz International since its inception in 1973. It produces a wide range of consumer-favorite cookies and crackers, contributing to the success of leading snacking brands. The plant serves as the East Coast hub for the company’s U.S. biscuit manufacturing network.

Katie Ingersoll, Senior Plant Director at Mondelēz International, expressed her pride in recognizing the 50-year anniversary alongside the dedicated employees at the Richmond Biscuit Manufacturing Plant. She emphasized the celebration as a milestone and a stepping stone into the future of snacking leadership, as the company continues to invest in its U.S. manufacturing network.

Gustavo Valle, Executive Vice President and President, North America at Mondelēz International, also expressed his excitement about the anniversary celebration. He thanked the elected officials and community leaders for their support over the years and highlighted the company’s strategic investments in its U.S. supply chain to position Mondelēz for future success as an innovative snacking leader.

The Richmond Biscuit Manufacturing Plant’s strategic location as the East Coast hub allows Mondelēz International to continue investing in its infrastructure and capabilities for future growth. The company is committed to advancing its sustainability goals, including achieving net-zero carbon emissions across its value chain by 2050.

The anniversary celebration garnered recognition from various dignitaries and honored guests, including U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. They commended Mondelēz International for its long-standing commitment to Virginia and its contribution to the state’s economy and job creation.

Governor Glenn Youngkin of Virginia acknowledged Mondelēz International’s role in fueling the community’s economic growth through its investments in the Richmond Biscuit Manufacturing Plant. He congratulated the company and its dedicated workers for producing quality, iconic snacking brands in Richmond for an impressive 50 years.

The day’s festivities included a range of family-friendly activities for employees and their families, celebrating the generations of people who have contributed to the success of the Richmond Biscuit Manufacturing Plant over the years.

Mondelēz International, Inc. is a global snacking powerhouse, empowering people to snack right in over 150 countries. With its diverse portfolio of beloved brands and a commitment to sustainability, the company continues to lead the future of snacking. As a proud member of prestigious indices such as the Standard and Poor’s 500, Nasdaq 100, and Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Mondelēz International remains dedicated to delivering delicious snacks that bring joy to consumers worldwide.

For more information about Mondelēz International and its portfolio of brands, visit or follow the company on Twitter at The 50th anniversary celebration of the Richmond Biscuit Manufacturing Plant serves as a testament to the company’s enduring success and its commitment to the communities it serves.

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