November 23, 2014
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - The new owners of what used to be a Hostess bakery in Henderson say they plan to start baking bread there later this year.
The Las Vegas Sun reports Flowers Foods made the announcement Wednesday, but didn't provide an exact start date.
The bakery on Conestoga Way was shuttered last year after cake maker Hostess went bankrupt.
Georgia-based Flowers Foods bought it for nearly $10 million as part of a $355 million package deal that includes 20 bakeries, 36 distributions and the brands Wonder, Merita, Home Pride, Butternut and Nature's Pride.
Tom Wilson of Flowers Foods says the bakery will initially employ 60 people, which is far less than the 170 people who worked there under Hostess.
Wilson said more workers may be hired as consumer demand picks up.
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