Gluten-free foods marketerSchar USA Inc., Lyndhurst, N.J., expects by early next year to build a 50,000-square-foot bakery in Gloucester County, N.J.

Northern Italy'sDr. ScharSrlopened Schar USA in 2007. The parent company's gluten-free line includes pastas, breads, cookies and crackers. Among its latest offerings are frozen, gluten-free Hearty White and Hearty Grain breads.

Attending U.S. ground-breaking ceremonies were Schar USA CEO Hannes Berger, President Donna George and Lorenz Kofler, executive director of production of Dr. Schär Srl. Officials said the new location will process a full line of 32 offerings and employ about 51 people.