$125 million investment in bagels and donuts reaps rewards for Weston Foods
(November 2, 2020) Weston Foods, a leading North American bakery company, recently installed high-speed production lines at two different bakeries, producing bagels and donuts respectively, for a total capital investment of more than CDN $125 million.
“Our bagel and donut business is growing across North America. With these new lines, we are perfectly positioned to capitalize on that growth,” says Luc Mongeau, president of Weston Foods. “With increased capacity and additional capabilities combined with our consumer trend insights, we are truly partnering with our retail and foodservice customers to provide them with great-tasting products their guests are looking for.”
Traditional hearth-baked bagel line with unique capabilities
Installed in a 220,000 square foot Toronto-based bread, rolls and bagel bakery, the new high-speed line produces traditional fermented, boiled and hearth-baked bagels. This unique line has extensive packaging options, the ability to produce bagels of varying sizes and additional capabilities that will enable future product innovation.
Flexible yeast and cake donut line
Installed this January into the company’s Lebanon, Tennessee facility, the high-speed line is capable of producing a variety of yeast and cake donut shapes, including rings and holes. The Lebanon facility, built in 2016, is a dedicated donut facility that has grown over time. Originally housing just two lines, the current 205,000 square foot facility now has five lines.
About Weston Foods
As a leading North American bakery company, Weston Foods bakes breads, rolls, donuts, pies, cakes, bagels, tortillas, cookies, crackers and more. The company produces many well-loved brands including ACE Bakery®, Wonder®, Country Harvest®, D’Italiano®, Casa Mendosa™, Dave’s Killer Bread* and Gadoua®, to name a few. The company also supplies ice cream cones and sandwich wafers to the dairy industry and produces U.S. Girl Scout Cookies®. Weston Foods has more than 40 locations throughout North America and approximately 6,000 employees who proudly operate its bakeries, distribution centres and corporate offices. Weston Foods products are sold at North American retailers, supermarket chains and foodservice outlets.
®/™ Weston Foods (Canada) Inc. © 2020. The GIRL SCOUT COOKIES name and mark is owned by Girl Scouts of the USA, used under license. * © 2020, TM of Flowers Bakeries Brands, LLC. Used under license.