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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.

Bimbo Bakeries USA will shutter its Bellevue, Neb., baking facility effective this July, according to local news reports. The announced closure follows the company’s Canadian business announcing a shutdown of its Lévis, Quebec, plant this past week and its Albuquerque, N.M., facility, announced in January of this year.

Bimbo Bakeries plans to shift production to other facilities, finding that continued operation of the Bellevue bakery was “inconducive to our company growth plans,” the report noted. The mayor of Bellevue told the news outlet that approximately 165 employees will be laid off because of the shutdown.

Marco Espinoza, senior director of regional operations, told the news outlet in a statement that “the facility did not have the infrastructure and manufacturing capability to compete in the marketplace.”

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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