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Entenmann's bakery exits Long Island

August 23, 2014
Associated Press

BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — A famed bakery has left Long Island after nearly a century.

Newsday reports Saturday (http://nwsdy.li/1sf6C9T ) that the era of locally made Entenmann's cakes and cookies ended with the closure of its Bay Shore plant on Aug. 13.

Entenmann's owner Bimbo Bakeries USA, a division of Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, says it's shifting production to other states including Pennsylvania.

A spokesman told Newsday the Bay Shore facility, which opened in 1961, was closed because "it can no longer effectively compete in the market."

Newsday reports 176 of the plant's 265 workers lost their jobs. Some remaining employees will work in research and development, technology and marketing.

Locals lamented the move.

William Entenmann founded the company in Brooklyn in 1898. He moved it to a small store in Bay Shore in 1905.

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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

 
 

 

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