Talenti Gelato announced on Wednesday that it has acquired a former Kroger ice cream production facility in Marietta, Georgia and will expand its footprint bringing 100 new jobs.
The company, which manufactures gelato and premium ice cream, plans to maintain its existing plant in Dallas but re-locate its primary production headquarters to the Marietta Industrial Park and begin production later this year.
“Food processing is the largest sector of Georgia’s manufacturing industry, and Talenti Gelato is a leader in its field,” said Chris Cummiskey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
Currently, Talenti is carried in most national supermarkets and food retailers, including Kroger, Publix, Whole Foods Market, The Fresh Market, Target and Ingles.
“The spirit of teamwork was alive and well throughout this project, with the City of Marietta, CobbWorks, Cobb Chamber, Georgia QuickStart, Chattahoochee Technical College and our statewide partners coming together to provide quality service to Talenti. This win will create many jobs in our manufacturing sector and provide Marietta with tremendous investment for years to come.”