USA: Interstate Bakeries to close Buffalo, New York bakery
US food company Interstate Bakeries Corporation (IBC) has announced plans to close its bakery in Buffalo, New York.
The closing, scheduled for 23 October 2004, will affect approximately 200 employees.
The Buffalo facility primarily makes bread and rolls, sold under various brand names, including Wonder, Home Pride and Beefsteak, as well as doughnuts sold under the Hostess brand name.
Production will be transferred to other IBC bakeries. The company said the closure will not affect distribution of IBC products to food stores in upstate New York and other markets.
"We are consolidating operations company-wide and seeking production efficiencies. The Buffalo bakery, which was built in 1923, is not as efficient as some of our other facilities. As a result, we concluded that economically it was best for the company to close the facility," said James Elsesser, IBC's chief executive officer.
Interstate Bakeries, the marker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, has asked a bankruptcy court to allow the company additional time to draft its reorganisation plan....
Interstate Bakeries has been denied a motion to stop trading its stock, costing the company US$90m. The motion would have enabled the wholesale baker and distributor to preserve net operating losses f...
Interstate Bakeries, the bankrupt manufacturer of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, has announced further job cuts in another round of consolidation that the company hopes may reverse its poor financial perf...
Baker Interstate Bakeries Corporation has announced a voluntary recall of oatmeal cookies sold in its retail stores throughout the United States....
Baker Interstate Bakeries Corporation has announced that Richard C Seban has been appointed as its chief marketing officer....
Atkins diet company Atkins Nutritionals has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the New York bankruptcy court, the Reuters news agency reported....
Baker Interstate Bakeries Corporation has announced that Charles A. Sullivan has retired from its board of directors, effective immediately....
Baker Interstate Bakeries Corporation has introduced White Bread Fans 100% Whole Grain from Wonder, which it says is the first real 100% whole grain bread created specifically for people who love the ...
- Why personalisation will take-off in US food
- General Mills sales woes continue - analysis
- Comment: Meal kits in US - don't believe the hype
- US food next wave on display at Winter Fancy Food
- Column: Kraft Heinz, Unilever and sustainability
- Unilever 'lining up spreads sale'
- UK own-label firm Park Cakes sold in MBO
- Immigration crackdown "risk" for US dairy industry
- BRF plant suspended amid bribery allegations
- Fonterra cuts earnings forecast