Flowers Foods, producer of Nature’s Own, Wonder, Tastykake, Dave’s Killer Bread, and other bakery foods, today announced that it has temporarily stopped production at its bakery in Savannah, Georgia due to an increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases within its production staff and in the number of those self-quarantining. The bakery’s shipping, engineering, sanitation, and office teams continue to work at the facility, but 115 production employees have been furloughed. Flowers will pay furloughed production employees and ask those employees to shelter-in-place until the bakery resumes production.
The makers of Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Tastykake, and other bakery foods generated $1.3 billion despite drop in foodservice business.
May 14, 2020
Flowers Foods, producer of Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Tastykake, and other bakery foods, reported financial results for the company’s 16-week first quarter ended April 18, 2020. Sales increased 6.8% to $1.349 billion, including an estimated 6.5% to 7.5% increase attributable to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sales for the same 16-week period in 2019 were 1.263 billion.
The Cake Stacker is a module addition to Unifiller’s automated cake icing systems for round and sheet layer cakes, and is used to automatically assemble layer cakes following a unique Unifiller Servo midfill system before the cakes are conveyed for top and side icing and decorating.
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.
The July 2020 issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine takes a mid-year snapshot of the cold chain in our annual State of the Industry Report, plus our 2020 Best New Retail Products Contest winners, women in cold chain logistics, the latest innovations in palletizers and refrigeration controls, plus much more—just click below to start reading.