Perrigo will introduce children's and adult multivitamins, calcium, fiber, heart health and letter vitamins using Ferrara’s gummy technology and manufacturing capability.
"We are pleased to partner with Perrigo as we extend the strength of Ferrara's manufacturing capabilities and technologies into a new, growing market," said Todd Siwak, CEO of Ferrara.
"Healthy living has become a bigger focus for more and more Americans, and the application of our gummy technology to vitamins and dietary supplements is another example of Ferrara evolving its offerings to capitalize on this trend.”
Packaging equipment supplier tna recently told this site that demand gummies packed in smaller single-serve bags were “taking off like wildfire”.
Vitamin and dietary supplement gummies sales are currently pegged at $625m and are forecast to reach $1bn by 2017, according to IRI.
Perrigo’s store brand gummies will be manufactured at Ferrar’s plant in Bellwood, Illinois, which is near Perrigo’s Allegan distribution facility.