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Ferrara Candy considers moving headquarters to Old Main Post Office in Chicago

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The Old Main Post Office in downtown Chicago. Pic: Old Chicago Post Office
The Old Main Post Office in downtown Chicago. Pic: Old Chicago Post Office

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Confectioner Ferrara is considering moving its headquarters from the western Illinois suburb of Oakbrook Terrace to downtown Chicago.

The company’s spokesperson, Sarah Kittel, said it has not finalized a lease with any locations, yet remained impressed by the future vision for the Old Main Post Office – a long vacant building that recently signed Walgreens as its first tenant.

“We believe it would reflect the brand, culture and community we’re building for the next chapter at Ferrara,”​ she said. “We appreciate the support from the City of Chicago and Mayor Emanuel as we prepare for our move to the city.

“Our focus is on finding the best possible office space to accommodate our continued growth, while providing a great work experience for our employees.”

Ferrara is overhauling some of the classic US confectionery brands, including Butterfinger​, after merging with Nestlé’s US candy unit. Both companies are currently owned by Nutella maker Ferrero​.

Ferrara, which also manufactures gummy brands including Trolli and Black Forest, is now the third largest confectioner in the US after Mars and Hershey, according to Euromonitor.

Related topics: Manufacturers, Chocolate, Candy, Ferrero

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