Company designated as an essential business during coronavirus pandemic.
March 27, 2020
La Brea Bakery wants to assure consumers that their bakeries are up and running at full capacity and delivering to grocery stores nationwide, giving everyone access to bread that can be eaten that day, or stored in the freezer to be enjoyed at a later date.
Global bakery manufacturer and ingredients supplier Dawn Foods announced today it has entered into an agreement to sell its North American frozen manufacturing business to Rise Baking Company. This strategic business decision allows Dawn to focus on its core ingredients business, concentrate its investment and execution on delivering growth and product innovation across its ingredients portfolio, and continue to serve customers who look at Dawn every day as North America’s leader in bakery ingredients. The agreement will expand Rise Baking Company’s strategic North American manufacturing footprint and baked goods product portfolio.
Sara Lee Frozen Bakery has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Spokane, Washington-based pie maker Cyrus O’Leary’s Pies. The transaction is the latest in a series of initiatives at Sara Lee Frozen Bakery aimed at growing its presence in the in-store bakery (I.S.B.) category, which began last August with the acquisition of Superior Cake Products, Inc.
IFF will provide the industry with a platform to exchange information, share best practices, expand business networks and learn the latest in formulation advances and regulatory requirements.
September 9, 2019
The Tortilla Industry Association (TIA), Arlington, Va., launched the International Flatbreads Federation (IFF), a new association focused on the flatbread industry designed to address manufacturing complexities, industry growth and support those that produce flatbreads commercially.
Superior Cake Products, Southbridge, Mass., produces a range of sweet goods, including Éclairs, Madeleines, Brownie Bites, Black and White Cookies and other offerings made under the Superior on Main brand name.
August 5, 2019
Hostess Brands, Inc., Kansas City, Mo., entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Superior Cake Products, Inc. in-store bakery business to Sara Lee Frozen Bakery, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., for $65 million in cash.
According to the report, total bread and baked goods sales surpassed $59 billion in 2018, split between the fresh bakery department and items located in the grocery, frozen and dairy departments.
April 9, 2019
Bakery is one of the biggest drivers for in-store trips, bringing shoppers to the store nearly once a week, yet opportunities exist for retailers to increase consumption frequency and household penetration across individual categories, according to a report released by the American Baker’s Association (ABA), Washington, D.C., and Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Arlington, Va.