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Fairfield Gourmet Food Corp. to Close Longwood, Florida, Desserts Facility

June 3, 2024
A total of 137 employees will be laid off in conjunction with the closure of the 26,000-sq.-ft. plant.

Fairfield Gourmet Food Corp., owner of the David’s Cookies brand, will close its Longwood, Fla., desserts bakery, according to local news reports citing a notice sent to the state of Florida.

Fairfield, which is based in Cedar Grove, N.J., purchased the 26,000-sq.-ft. facility (named “Annie’s Euro American Bakery”) in 2010, and it has produced elegant desserts, including Premier Cakes and individual desserts, the company’s web site said.

The closure will result in 137 employees losing their jobs, with layoffs beginning July 31 and the full shutdown of the facility no later than Dec. 31. Layoffs would occur no later than Aug. 31, the news report stated, with some employees placed on-call with pay and insurance prior to their termination.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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