LAVAL, QC – Bimbo Canada, owner of Vachon Bakery, is pleased to announce that the bakery in Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce is ramping-up production. Currently, two lines have been tested and are now baking Passion Flakie and cookies. This week, we are testing the Jos Louis and Ah Caramel! lines. More than 300 associates from the bakery are back to work; all the activities that we are engaged in to resume full operations are manual, so we need significantly more people to do this work. Associate safety and well-being as well as food safety, environmental and quality assurance measures will be considered before full operations can resume.
“We must thank our associates and our management team at the bakery for their tireless efforts to get the bakery up and running again, and the community of Ste-Marie for its support,” said Marie-Ève Royer, Vice President, National Sales, Bimbo Canada. “We must also thank our Customers, our loyal Consumers, numerous public safety municipal, provincial and federal partners, for their ongoing support.”
For a limited time this summer, we are bringing Canadians snack cakes from other parts of North America to ensure our consumers have snack cakes to enjoy. Beginning in June, consumers will be able to enjoy Marinela products from our bakery in Mexico called Pingüinos, Strawberry Submarinos and Gansito Jelly Cakes and Entenmann’s Chocolate Cupcakes, Mini Chocolate Chip Brownies, Mini Crumb Cakes and Mini Pound Cakes from our bakery in the U.S.
We are committed to the community of Sainte-Marie and appreciate the skills of our more than 500 associates who work there. Our Red Cross fundraising efforts are ongoing. By matching associate donations, we have raised more than $10,000 for the Red Cross. In addition, look for specially marked boxes of snack cakes box. For each box sold, Vachon will donate 50¢ to Canadian Red Cross Spring Flood Relief, up to a maximum of $25,000, to help people impacted by the recent floods. We invite consumers to make a donation as well. For more information, please visit www.vachonwillbeback.ca
We are dedicated to putting the interests of our consumers first and foremost by delivering high-quality products that they have come to expect from us. We are also committed to replenishing shelves with our consumers’ favorite Vachon snack cakes as soon as possible. Consumers may contact us at 1-844-485-1029 if they have questions about our snack cakes.
About Bimbo Canada
Bimbo Canada, a proud member of Grupo Bimbo since May 2014, is a leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products with brands such as Vachon®, Dempster’s®, Villaggio®, POM®, Bon Matin®, Ben’s®, McGavins®, Stonemill®, Sanissimo, and Takis. In business for more than 100 years, the Company operates 18 bakeries and employs approximately 4,500 associates across Canada.