Bakery & Baked Goods

Manufacturers who produce bread and other baked goods know this kind of batch production involves a complex supply of ingredients combined with special equipment. In our Bakery & Baked Goods section, we offer a cross-functional look at both the ingredients, the equipment, the innovations, and the trends in industrial baking.

Highlights

Mergers & Acquisitions

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.
Capital Spending

Honey Buns Baker Carolina Foods Opens New Pineville, North Carolina, Facility

May 20, 2024
Carolina Foods will continue to install and commission additional production lines for the new plant, eventually phasing out the original Charlotte plant in 2025.
Courtesy of Bridor
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Capital Spending

Bridor Plans New Bakery Facility in Salt Lake City, Utah, Area

May 20, 2024
Construction on new manufacturing facility to begin this fall, with an expected opening date of January 2026.
Mergers & Acquisitions

Dessert Holdings Adds Kenny’s Great Pies to its Brand Lineup

May 17, 2024
Acquisition of pie manufacturer gives dessert company a sixth premium brand to serve retail and foodservice channels.
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"BIMBO bread"
Bakery & Baked Goods

Bimbo Bakeries USA to Shut Down Bellevue, Nebraska, Bakery

May 15, 2024
Facility will close in July, resulting in approximately 165 workers losing their jobs.
Mergers & Acquisitions

Rubicon Bakers Acquires Lucky Spoon Bakery

May 8, 2024
Rubicon adds gluten-free sweet baked goods to its portfolio, entering that category of products for the first time.
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"Martin's Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread"
Plant Expansion

Martin’s to Expand Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Bakery

May 6, 2024
Maker of Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls and Bread will invest $123.2 million to add a roll production line, cold dock and freezer, and electrical substation.
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"Sara Lee Bread"
People on the Move

Grupo Bimbo Names New CEO; Creates Exec. Chair Role for Current CEO

April 22, 2024
Daniel Servitje, who has been CEO since 1997, will move into a more board-centric, long-term strategy type of role, overseeing new CEO Rafael Pamias.
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"Firehook Bakery Snack"
Mergers & Acquisitions

Firehook Bakery Acquired by PE Firm, Looks to Embark on Next Growth Phase

April 18, 2024
Forward Consumer Partners’ investment expected to take bakery business to the next level, with the addition of new executives to the leadership team to help spur growth.
Courtesy of Saco Foods LLC
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Saco Foods Acquires Solo Foods, Days after its Own PE Acquisition

Jan. 24, 2024
Acquisition will bring together two center-store bakery aisle portfolios under the Saco Foods umbrella.
Courtesy of Conagra Brands
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Business Strategies

Conagra Brands, Dolly Parton Expand Partnership Beyond Duncan Hines

Jan. 23, 2024
Under new partnership, Conagra and Parton will develop frozen, refrigerated, grocery and snack products to add to Duncan Hines mixes line.
Bakery & Baked Goods

Bimbo Bakeries USA to Close Aging Albuquerque, New Mexico, Facility

Jan. 18, 2024
The plant has experienced a volume loss recently and will be shuttered by mid-April of this year, the company told a local news outlet.
Capital Spending

Hope, Arkansas, Bakery Slates $37 Million Expansion

Jan. 17, 2024
Hope Baking Co., a subsidiary of East Baking Co., will create 266 jobs.