CHICAGO — Ferrara, a business unit of Ferrero SpA, is ceasing operations at its Jelly Belly plant in north Chicago.

The company is moving production from the Chicago location into another facility, according to the company. Operations at the plant are scheduled to end in early October.

Ferrara Candy Co. acquired Jelly Belly Candy Co. through CTH Invest, a holding company of Ferrara, in October 2023.

The acquisition included the Jelly Belly jelly bean business as well as facilities in California, Illinois and Thailand.

“We are focused on helping our North Chicago team members,” Ferrara said. “For our 66 impacted employees, we are hopeful they will stay with Ferrara in different positions and are offering the opportunity to move to open roles in our five other Chicagoland manufacturing facilities. We anticipate no impact to the Jelly Belly brand, our products or service to our customers. Jelly Belly remains a critical component of our growth trajectory.”