PARSIPPANY, N.J. — B&G Foods, Inc. has announced plans to move the manufacturing and warehouse operations of its Mama Mary’s brand to its Yadkinville, N.C., facility from a facility in Spartanburg, S.C., where its lease is expiring.
The company does not expect disruption in production or delivery of customer orders of Mama Mary’s shelf-stable pizza crusts. The Yadkinville facility includes full baking operations, where the company produces New York Style and Old London products, with the capacity to integrate the production of Mama Mary’s products.
|Robert C. Cantwell, president and c.e.o. of B&G Foods|
“Although this was a difficult decision, we believe that consolidating Mama Mary’s operations with the production facility we own in Yadkinville, N.C., is in the best long-term interests of B&G Foods, our employees and our stockholders,” said Robert C. Cantwell, president and chief executive officer of B&G Foods. “This decision is consistent with B&G Foods’ ongoing efforts to reduce excess production capacity, improve productivity and operating efficiencies and reduce overall costs. We are grateful for the dedication and support of each of our team members and we appreciate their contribution in building the Mama Mary’s brand.”
Operations are scheduled to fully transition by mid-October. Eligible employees of the Spartanburg plant will be offered severance and support in finding new employment.B&G Foods acquired the Mama Mary’s brand from Linsalata Capital Partners for approximately $50 million last July.