Bella Four Bakery buys Theodoro Bakery assets

by Eric Schroeder
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RENO, NEV. — Bella Four Bakery Inc. has acquired the assets of Hazelwood, Mo.-based Theodoro Bakery Co.

As part of the $4 million acquisition, Bella Four Bakery acquired Theodoro Bakery’s 117,000-square-foot baking facility located in Hazelwood. The facility will house two additional ovens, which may double the capacity of Bella Four Bakery’s Nature’s Bakery brand. Bella Four Bakery said it plans to expand its line of baked goods, offering private label co-packing and production support for Nature’s Bakery fig bars.

Bella Four Bakery said it intends to retain Theodoro’s current employees and hopes to create 100 additional jobs in 2015. The company also plans to be highly active in the St. Louis community, as it has throughout Northern Nevada.

“The acquisition of Theodoro’s assets is a great move for us and one we’re very excited about,” said Dave Marson, founder of Bella Four Bakery. “My son Sam and I look forward to this opportunity for continued growth, particularly in an area with abundant access to high-quality ingredients.”

Theodoro filed for bankruptcy in August 2013, and Bella Four Bakery emerged as the “stalking horse” bidder for the company in early February. Theodoro’s products include donuts, bread, bagels, cakes, cookies, pastries and other sweet goods.

Nature’s Bakery is a Bella Four Bakery brand that supports health-conscious, active lifestyles. Nature’s Bakery offers snacks with its flagship line of fig bars that come in 10 assorted flavors and are made with natural ingredients. Its fig bars contain no high-fructose corn syrup, dairy, cholesterol, artificial flavors or colors, and they are Non-GMO Project verified, kosher and vegan.
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