Canada Bread Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Grupo Bimbo, has announced that it is to close its 50,000 sq. ft. bakery in Halifax, Nova Scotia next November.
Canada bread’s Halifax factory has 105 employees and produces sliced breads and English muffins primarily under the Ben’s, Dempster’s, Villaggio and private label brands. The decision to close the plant was taken due to growing competition in the sector, the company said.
“While this is the business reality, it is hard to make the necessary changes, particularly in a community where we have such a strong presence”, commented Barry McLean, President, Canada Bread. “We are doing everything possible to ease the impact on our people”.
Operations will begin to be wound down from June, the company added, with production gradually being moved to Canada Bread’s other facilities at New Brunswick in Moncton and in Woodstock.
Source: Food In Canada