Baker’s Pride Inc., a commercial bakery and manufacturer of private label and proprietary brand bread and cake-style donut products, recently introduced new products and expanded manufacturing capabilities in the “better for you” category.
The new products include gluten-free cookies, muffins and brownies, everyday cookies and other unique cookies. The new product lines will be manufactured in Clear Lakes, Iowa, by the South Street Bakery Inc., a new division of Baker’s Pride. The South Street Bakery will manufacture both traditional and healthier snack products with attention to smaller, more healthful portions using “better for you” ingredient choices such as whole grain flour and gluten-free ingredients.
“Millions of people nationwide actively seek out foods with “better for you” ingredients to not only meet dietary requirements, but to simply put better foods into their bodies,” said Ron Danko, CEO of Baker’s Pride and former vice president of bakery at Wegmans Supermarkets, in a press release. “Innovative stores recognize that providing affordable, great tasting, more healthful product options to their customers is crucial in today’s marketplace.”
The Baker’s Pride expansion is a result of a lease agreement to operate the baking equipment of Clear Lakes Specialty Products Inc. The agreement will allow the South Street Bakery to manufacture a wide range of healthier cookie and brownie products in the Clear Lakes facility.