BUFFALO, NY. — Rich Products Corp. said it will be relocating its headquarters for Christie Cookie Co., shifting production out of Nashville and consolidating across its entire US manufacturing network.

“This decision was part of a regular assessment of our operations to ensure we’re running our production as efficiently as possible — at both the right capacity and at the lowest possible cost for our customers,” said Allie Friedman, corporate communications at Rich Products.

Friedman said Christie Cookie will continue to have a presence in Nashville, and consumers will still be able to purchase the same Christie Cookie products both in-store and online, just as they always have.

“We’re supporting our people through this transition with severance packages, career services and the opportunity to apply for open positions at our neighboring Tennessee facilities — including Murfreesboro and Gallatin,” Friedman said. “It’s important to note, Rich’s has a strong manufacturing presence throughout Tennessee, with nearly 1,400 associates across six facilities.

“Continually optimizing our operational efficiency is an important move that enables us to drive growth and create enhanced value for our customers.”

Rich Products acquired Christie Cookie in August 2019. At that time, Ray Burke, then-president of Rich Products’ US-Canada business, said the acquisition would further Rich Products’ position “as a premier supplier in the growing cookie category.”

Rich Products’ US Canada manufacturing network includes more than two dozen manufacturing facilities producing bakery, desserts, toppings, creams and culinary solutions, pizza, appetizers, seafood and barbecue products.

Founded in 1983, Christie Cookie has a strong direct-to-consumer platform that includes e-commerce and a corporate gifting program. In addition, Christie Cookie has a retail bakery shop in Nashville, with an additional location in Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators hockey team.