Krispy Kreme scraps plans for Winston-Salem expansion

CHARLOTTE — Krispy Kreme is shutting down its Concord manufacturing facility and scrapping plans for a Winston-Salem expansion moves the Charlotte company says is tied to it exiting an underperforming business unit.

Krispy Kreme sent notice to the North Carolina Department of Commerce late last week of its plans to close the Concord facility at 315 Wilshire Ave. SW and lay off 102 workers there.

In addition to Krispy Kreme closing the Concord facility, it has also ended plans of a $5.8 million expansion at its Winston-Salem plant, the company told CBJ on Wednesday. That expansion, announced last December, would have added a production line to the Krispy Kreme facility on Ivy Avenue to support the Sweet Treats packaged pastries. The project, which won incentives from the local governments there, was expected to add 180 jobs over a three- to four-year span.

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