Success Story – Skippy

Skippy

Reliable rail and available workforce keep Skippy’s Little Rock plant humming.

The Skippy Peanut Butter production facility opened in Little Rock in 1977. Since that time, two other production facilities consolidated into the Little Rock plant, making it the world’s sole producer and packager of Skippy Peanut Butter. Hormel Foods, LLC purchased Skippy in 2013 and chose to retain operations in Little Rock.

The 158,000 square-foot production and packaging plant has succeeded over the past few decades, thriving on the innovative spirit of the Metro Little Rock workforce, with its ability to adapt and streamline production to stay ahead of the curve in modern food processing.

The facility also relies on Metro Little Rock’s extensive rail system for deliveries and distribution. Approximately 750,000 pounds of peanuts are brought to the Skippy plant by rail car each day, allowing the facility to produce 11 varieties and more than 3.5 million pounds of peanut butter each week.

Figures

Year Established in Metro Little Rock 1977
Number of Employees in Metro Little Rock 160
Number of Employees Worldwide 20,100

Facts

All the Skippy Peanut Butter in the United States is produced and jarred at the Little Rock plant, totaling more than 3.5 million pounds of peanut butter each week.
About 750,000 pounds of peanuts are brought to the Skippy Peanut Butter plant in Little Rock by rail car each day.
Ben France Vice President Economic Development<br />
Little Rock Regional Chamber

Ben France

Vice President Economic Development
Little Rock Regional Chamber

bfrance@littlerockchamber.com
501.377.6004