Lantmännen Unibake Buys Baguette Bakery in Sweden
International bakery group Lantmännen Unibake has announced the acquisition of Anderson Bakery, a Huddinge, Sweden-based producer of bake-off Bonjour baguettes. Terms of the purchase from previous owners Sven-Åke Andersson and Peter Wiberg were not disclosed.
Founded in 1984, Anderson Bakery employs 30 people and rang up sales of SEK 75 million last year. It one of two bakeries supplying the Swedish market with bake-off baguettes. All other volumes are imported.
“This acquisition supports the Lantmännen Unibake growth plan and strengthens our bakery business in the Nordic countries,” said Werner Devinck, the company’s chief executive officer.
About Lantmännen Unibake
Headquartered in Horsens and Copenhagen, Denmark, the Lantmännen Unibake group is collectively owned by more than 33,500 Swedish farmers. Ranked as the second largest baked goods producer in Europe, it employs approximately 6,000 people worldwide and generates about EUR 1 billion in annual sales. The company operates 35 bakeries around the globe that supply frozen and fresh products to retailers, wholesalers and the foodservice industry. Its portfolio of brands includes Schulstad Bakery Solutions, Schulstad, Hatting, Pastridor, Americana Range, Bonjour, Vaasan, Euro Bake, Korvbröds Bagarn, Leibur, Vilniaus Duona and Hanzas Maiznica.