Blue Bunny ice cream company expanding


LE MARS, Iowa (KELO) — The company that makes Blue Bunny ice cream and is headquartered in Le Mars, Iowa, is expanding. 

Wells Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Fieldbrook Foods out of New York. 

Company officials say this will expand Wells’ manufacturing capabilities. 

“The combination creates a stronger platform for growth and positions us to better serve our customers, as well as providing a more geographically diverse footprint for us,” CEO and President Mike Wells said in a news release. “We’re excited for the future and growing our business together.”

Together the two companies employ more than 3,800 people and make close to 200 million gallons of ice cream. 

Wells is the world’s largest manufacturer of ice cream in one location. The company says it’s made Le Mars the “Ice Cream Capital of the World.”

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