Baked Goods Manufacturer Buys Koffee Kup Bakery

Flowers Foods’s acquisition of the Vermont-based firm includes three shuttered bakeries in New England.

John S. Forrester, former Managing Editor

June 15, 2021

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Wonder Bread maker Flowers Foods Inc. has purchased the assets of Burlington, VT-based Koffee Kup Bakery Inc. (KBB) from a court-appointed receiver of the assets, a recent company release announced. The terms of the deal were not revealed.

The transaction includes three closed bakeries in Burlington and Brattleboro in Vermont and North Grosvenor Dale, CT, as well as the Koffee Kup Bakery and Vermont Bread Company brands.

“This acquisition brings brands and production capacity in the Northeast, a key growth market for our company,” Ryals McMullian, president and CEO of Flowers Foods, said in a statement. “The Koffee Kup and Vermont Bread Company brands have a strong consumer following in the region and we’ll be evaluating their role within our brand portfolio. We have no immediate plans to reopen the bakeries, but will be assessing how they may fit our strategic network optimization efforts in the future.”

KKB, established in 1940, manufactures baked breads, English muffins, buns, and donuts that are sold across the Northeast US. The firm bought Vermont Bread Company, a producer of organic bread products, in 2013.

The company closed in April 2021.

Flowers Foods Inc. is the maker of the Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Canyon Bakehouse, Tastykake and other baked goods brands.

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John S. Forrester

former Managing Editor, Powder & Bulk Solids

John S. Forrester is the former managing editor of Powder & Bulk Solids.

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