Acquisition is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2023

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

December 13, 2022

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lowers Foods Inc. has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Papa Pita Bakery.Image courtesy of Flowers Foods Inc.

Flowers Foods Inc. has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Papa Pita Bakery, a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality bagels, tortillas, breads, buns, English muffins, and flat breads. The acquisition--which is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions--is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2023.

Founded in 1983, Papa Pita operates a 270,000-sq-ft facility in West Jordan, UT. The company’s primary brands include Papa Pita, Great Grains, Bubba’s Bagels, and Maya’s Tortillas. The company also has a co-manufacturing business, as well as direct-store-distribution in the western US.

“Papa Pita began as a family business and is an inspiring example of the American dream," said said Ryals McMullian, president
and CEO, Flowers Foods. "Its leaders have grown the company strategically through product and category expansions. “Additionally, its focus on exceptional product quality and operational excellence aligns strongly with the Flowers culture. Papa Pita has been an important co-manufacturer of Flowers products for many years, and I’m thrilled about the opportunity to realize manufacturing and distribution synergies, in addition to expanding our geographic reach and welcoming the passionate Papa Pita team to Flowers.”

Papa Pita will continue to operate out of its Utah facility, increasing Flowers’ presence in the western US. Flowers plans to fund the transaction with cash on-hand and existing credit facilities. “Our success has been a direct result of the dedication of our hard-working team members, their ability to think big about what’s possible, and a constant focus on how we can grow,” said Farzad Mohebbi, president and CEO, Papa Pita. “Flowers shares these same traits, making our partnership a great fit.”

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