ATLANTA — CSM Bakery Solutions on April 5 said it intends to sell its BakeMark business, a subsidiary that provides services through a network of 25 distribution centers across the United States and Canada.
|Marianne Kirkegaard, president and c.e.o. of CSM Bakery Solutions|
“Since its formation in 1998, BakeMark has operated as a free-standing distribution company and, in that time, built a strong and successful heritage,” said Marianne Kirkegaard, president and chief executive officer of Atlanta-based CSM Bakery Solutions. “This divestiture will allow us to grow our business in Europe and North America by focusing on our value-added bakery products and ingredients portfolio and allow BakeMark, under new ownership, to further strengthen their already strong capabilities and reputation as the industry's supply and distribution market leader in North America.”
Based in Pico Rivera, Calif., BakeMark offers a line of products, ingredients and supplies to the food industry under such brands as Westco, Trigal Dorado and BakeSense. CSM recently separated its BakeMark operations from the core business and began operating it as a stand-alone entity with Jim Parker, the leader of BakeMark, becoming its president and c.e.o.