Westerville cookie facility to expand

February 26, 2014 by  

Sweet-toothed locals will be delighted to hear that Cheryl’s Cookies, which is owned by 1-800-Flowers, is going to expand its Westerville facility. The company credited JobsOhio for providing the impetus for it to stay in the state.

John Minor, who is CIO and president of JobsOhio, noted that Cheryl’s Cookies expansion is valued at $4.8m, and this will allow the company to increase its payroll by $3m. The Westerville facility’s expansion will virtually double the number of cookies produced at Westerville. Perhaps better still, it means the company will add approximately 92 new jobs in the community during the next few years, offering a welcome boost for the local economy.

There has been no information made available about what sort of incentives Ohio offered Cheryl’s Cookies to induce them to remain in Ohio, and specifically Westerville, but 1-800-Flowers’ CEO said many different communities were interested in having the company locate its operations there.

New jobs are always news, so Cheryl’s could work with brochure printers to create a mailer for local area residents, outlining the company’s mission and products, and letting them know about the upcoming opportunities at the Westerville location. Company officials could also work with a catalog printing company. An attractive catalog, mailed across the region, would make sure everyone knows what sort of treats Cheryl’s Cookies produces.