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Commercial Bakeries Corp. Acquires Imagine Baking

May 20, 2024
The deal includes an Ohio plant with an R&D center that should create opportunities for both businesses.

Commercial Bakeries Corp., a Toronto-based producer of private label cookies, acquired Imagine Baking Inc., a manufacturer of specialty/premium and better-for-you crackers, cookies, biscuits, and brittle, with focus on the gluten-free and organic spaces.

Imagine Baking is headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio, where it operates a 114,000-sq.-ft. facility that includes segregated manufacturing lines, multiple packaging capabilities and a sizable R&D laboratory -- which should create opportunities for both businesses.

This is the first acquisition for Commercial Bakeries since Graham Partners, a private investment firm, bought Commercial Bakeries in September 2023.

“Imagine Baking provides an opportunity for the combined company to expand its capabilities and capitalize on the growing trend towards private label baked snacks in the North American cookie and cracker market,” a news announcement said.

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Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.

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