Lactalis Heritage Dairy is continuing its expansion of jobs and office space at its location at 540 W. Madison Street in West Loop. The dairy maker manufactures and markets dairy product brands in the U.S., including Kraft Natural Cheese, Knudsen, Breakstone’s and Cracker Barrel. Lactalis USA is part of Lactalis Group, headquartered in France and is the world’s largest dairy company.
Lactalis’ Chicago corporate office will expand its lease by 13,000 square feet to accommodate the growth in employees, bringing its total footprint to more than 48,000 square feet. Lactalis is partnering with real estate advisor Savills on the lease agreement and office expansion.
Lactalis announced it has added 110 new jobs in Chicago this year across several business functions. By January 2024, the company’s Chicago office will house 230 positions, representing more than 280 percent growth since the office opened in late 2021. Today, the U.S. is Lactalis’ second largest market after France.