ConAgra Foods has announced that it is investing around US$100m in expanding production at its Russellville, Arkansas, production facility for the production of its Bertolli and PF Changs brands.

The move will create more than 80 jobs, the company said yesterday (24 September). The facility already employs around 1,350 people.

ConAgra acquired the Bertolli and PF Changs businesses from Unilever in July. The deal, which valued Unilever‘s North American frozen food interests at $265m, did not include the manufacturing facility in Owensboro, Kentucky, where Unilever produced the Bertolli and PF Chang’s frozen meals.