Bimbo, the Mexican bakery giant, has announced plans to close its baking plant in Albuquerque, New Mexico by April.
Launched in 1945 in Mexico City, Bimbo is a leading player in the US bakery market, operating 59 plants, employing approximately 20,000 associates and running over 700 sales centers. Its brands include Thomas, Sara Lee, Arnold, Brownberry, Oroweat, Entenmann’s and Stroehmann.
In a statement, Bimbo is said to have cited volume loss and the age of the facility as the reason for the closure, which will reportedly affect 149 jobs.
Commenting on the move, Bimbo Bakeries USA regional director Jessica Santiago said: “This was a difficult decision because of the highly engaged team of associates at the Albuquerque bakery. We value and respect our associates and will assist them as we can”.
Production is expected to shift to different bakeries within the company’s manufacturing network.
Source: Food Business News / Bimbo