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'Undersupply of Lunchables' leads Kraft Heinz to keep Fullerton plant open, saving hundreds of jobs

'Undersupply of Lunchables' leads Kraft Heinz to keep Fullerton plant open, saving hundreds of jobs

Kraft Heinz Co. said Tuesday that it would keep its Fullerton plant open, reversing plans to shutter the facility and saving about 360 jobs.

The company said in a statement that it decided to keep the factory in business because of “high consumer demand for its Lunchables products,” prepackaged meals that are made in Fullerton.

“Given what’s happening in California, where we have a lot of legislative costs imposed on employers, and we have employers leaving California, this is pretty remarkable,” said Patrick Kelly, treasurer and principal officer of Teamsters Local 952, the union representing some of the factory’s workers.

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