Candy company closure has big impact

Small Iowa town losing 200 jobs

CRESTON - It used to be known as Gummy Bear. They make gummy candy at the facility. About 250 people are about to lose their jobs. In a town of about 8,000, that will have a big impact.

Maria Dukes who lives in Creston said, "The hard thing is to find 200 some jobs for these people that are used to that income."

A statement from the company said, "As the Company continues to grow and capture market share, it is critical that we leverage our most efficient assets and invest in those state-of-the-art facilities where we have a competitive advantage."

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