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Not everyone is familiar with the Bimbo Bakeries USA name. However, probably everyone in the U.S. has enjoyed at least one of the company’s many products at one time or another. Bimbo Bakeries USA became the nation’s largest baking company because of its laser-like focus on providing the best quality, freshest baked goods at a great value to customers.
Although many of its brands can trace their histories back to the late 1800s or early 1900s, Bimbo Bakeries USA’s origins as a company began in 1994 when Grupo Bimbo, its parent company, purchased La Hacienda, a tortilla company in California. Bimbo Bakeries USA then entered the U.S. bread market in 1997 with the acquisition of Pacific Pride Bakeries of San Diego.
The company grew again in 1998 with the purchase of Mrs Baird’s Bakeries in Texas, which at the time was the largest family-owned bakery in the United States. The combined operations were renamed Bimbo Bakeries USA with headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas.
In 2002, Bimbo Bakeries USA acquired the Western U.S. baking business of George Weston Ltd., adding such iconic premium brands as Oroweat bread and buns, Entenmann’s sweet baked goods, Thomas’ English muffins and bagels and Boboli pizza breads. With this purchase, Bimbo Bakeries USA also gained five bakeries in Texas, Colorado, California and Oregon, as well as 1,300 sales routes.
The acquisition added brands such as Arnold, Brownberry, Freihofer’s and Stroehmann. It also brought 22 bakeries and 4,000 sales routes to Bimbo Bakeries USA. Following the 2009 purchase, Bimbo Bakeries USA moved its headquarters to Horsham, Pennsylvania.
Today, Bimbo Bakeries USA operates 33 bakeries and employs more than 15,000 associates. It distributes products through over 7,000 sales routes throughout the United States.