General Mills is to open a US$42m distribution centre inn the US state of Georgia.

The US food giant will set up the site in Social Circle in a move that will create 112 jobs. The Cheerios-to-Old El Paso maker already has a manufacturing site in the state, in the town of Covington.

“General Mills is pleased to be growing our presence in Georgia with the new distribution centre in Social Circle,” said Kevin Schoen, the company’s vice president of logistics.