Pinnacle Foods will expand its food manufacturing facility in Fayetteville by adding a new EVOL product line that will create 25 new jobs over the next two years.
The new addition to the EVOL brand contains cage-free eggs with no antibiotics, no artificials, and no GMOs, according to a news release from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. EVOL products range from single-serve meals to gluten-free macaroni and cheese, and can be found in over 7,000 retailers nationwide including Whole Foods Markets, Stop N Shop, Costco, Safeway, Kroger, Target and Publix.
The Fayetteville facility currently employs 420 full-time employees, which makes it the largest private employer in the city. The location also produces Hungry Man meals, Aunt Jemima breakfasts, and other frozen meals.
“Pinnacle Foods has been feeding Americans for more than 150 years,” said Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson. “They have been a tremendous asset to the Arkansas economy, and we are excited to see the addition of 25 new jobs at the Fayetteville facility. We have a very significant food manufacturing sector in the state that is further strengthened through today’s announcement. We look forward to the economic impact these new jobs will have on our economy.”