National cupcake bakery retailer Crumbs Holdings LLC, New York, N.Y., said it hired Dawn Food Products, Inc., Jackson, Mich., as the exclusive consolidated supplier of raw materials to Crumbs' nationwide network of contract bakers. Recently ranked the largest retailer of cupcakes nationwide and one of Inc. Magazine’s 10 Breakout Companies of 2010, Crumbs currently has 35 locations, including 25 locations in the New York Metro area, six locations on the West Coast, two locations in Washington, D.C., one location in Virginia and one location in Chicago. Crumbs is owned by 57th Street General Acquisition Corp.

Crumbs said it selected Dawn, in part, because of Dawn's distribution network, which includes 26 company owned facilities across North America and overseas. Dawn supplies a complete line of  consistent mixes, bases, icings, glazes, fillings, frozen dough, par-baked and fully baked products and equipment to the food industry.

Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes Inc., St. Francis, Wis., expects by next mid-2012 to move to a new 50,000-square-foot bakery in Milwaukee, according to a report by The Milwaukee (Wis.) Journal Sentinel. Suzy's processes frozen cheesecakes and other desserts for retail and foodservice distribution throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.