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Entenmann's Bakery closes........  Changes in drivers hours of service overturned by court......... Interstate faces SEC investigation

What's New.

Sara Lee wants to grow bread business nationally

Chicago Bakery Turns Off Ovens After 91 Years

Weston Bakeries / Wonder Bread

Butternut bread-maker closing Chicago bakery

I.B.C. in Chapter 11 bankruptcy; new c.e.o. named

Interstate Bakeries Misses Deadline for Filing 2004 Annual Report With SEC, Shares Plunge

IBC to close Buffalo, NY bakery

Interstate Bakeries Stock Takes Hit

Bakery ends production
Entenmann's Northlake plant to be distribution center, office, store

Interstate Bakeries Announces SEC Probe

Mexico's Bimbo net jumps on tax gain, lower costs

Appeals court overturns new driving rules for truckers

Interstate Bakeries' credit ratings take another hit

Weston to build three bread, roll plants in U.S. this year

Krispy Kreme sues Entenmann's for trademark infringement

Atkins aside, bread is still the carb king

Interstate names former Aurora Foods official as new c.f.o.

Interstate to pay to settle sexual harassment allegations

Case against NY's Top Teamster Boss in Hoffa's Court

Fallout Continues from Resignation of Teamsters' Ethics Watchdog

Hired Truck Probe blocked by Hoffa

Sara Lee shuts more Alabama production, shifts some to Texas

Former Ethics Watchdog Points Finger at Hoffa

Worsening industry fundamentals crimp operations at Weston Foods

The Teamsters and the mob

Union Corruption Update Special Report   April 20, 2004

I.B.C. to close California bakery

Chicago's top union boss was paid $630,000

Flowers to build new baking plants

Six Social Security Myths

Prominent nutritionists face off in Chicago on merits of carbohydrates

Bimbo Bakeries USA sustains full-year operating loss

Rank-and-File Teamsters Campaign Against Pension Cuts

Irony in California: labor dispute ends, first Supercenter to open

So far, Grupo Bimbo has struggled to gain U.S. foothold

Weston Bakeries receives fine for safety violations

Sara Lee Bakery Group to cut more jobs at Alabama plant

I.B.C. to launch Bakers' Inn super premium bread in April (see story)

I.B.C. introduces Home Pride low-carbohydrate bread (see story)

New Hours of Service begin Jan. 4th (see new rules)

Laborers' "In House Prosecutor" Tapped to "Help" Teamsters' Clean Up (see story)

Interstate will test shipping directly to Wal-Mart distribution sites (see story)

Keeping an eye on your pension (see story)

I.B.C. nears resolution of class-action suit on route sales pay (see story)

Special overtime pay alert for Illinois

Minimum wage raised to $5.50 (see story)

Fixing Pensions (see story)

George Weston Bakeries offers distributorships (see website)

Pension plans still in trouble (see story)

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Annual Stock Charts for Sara Lee Corp., Interstate Brands, and George Weston. Company Standings

Chart        Chart        Chart  

  Sara Lee                                       Interstate                                         Weston

Rank Company 2001 Snack & Bakery Sales in Millions (Company wide Sales)

1

Frito-Lay Inc.

$7,865*(3) (1), $15,800(6)

2

Kraft Foods Inc.

$4,300*(3)

3

Interstate Bakeries Corp.

$3,496

4

Sara Lee Bakery Group

$3,400(6)

5

George Weston Bakeries Inc. 

$3,200*(5)

6

General Mills Inc.

$3,100*(3), ($10,300)(2)

7

Keebler  Co.

$2,200

8

Rich Products Corp.

$1,700

9

Flowers Foods

$1,629

10

Schwan’s Sales

$1,200*, ($3,000)(2)

11

Pepperidge Farm Inc.

$1,000*

12

Mckee Foods Corp.

$970

13

Conagra Inc.

$870* ($27,194)(2)

14

Gruma Corp. 

$647(3)

15

Bimbo Bakeries U.S.A.

$590

16

Lance Inc.

$582

17

Ralcorp Holdings Inc.

$500(3)

18

The Kroger Co.

$450*(3)

19

Parmalat Bakery North America

$440*

20

The Procter & Gamble Co.

$400*(3)

21

Wise Foods Inc.

$385

22

Northeast Foods

$375*

23

Blue Diamond Growers

$346(1)

24

John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc.

$335

25

Chef America Inc.

$310*

26

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc.

$310

27

Tyson Mexican Original

$300(3)

28

Otis Spunkmeyer, Inc.

$300

29

Tom’s Foods Inc. (A Div. Of Heico Acquisitions Inc.)

$290*

30

Aurora Foods

$265*(3), ($990)(2

31

Tasty Baking Co.

$260

32

United States Bakery

$245*

33

Lewis Bros. Bakeries Inc.

$235

34

Utz Quality Foods Inc.

$225

35

Safeway Inc.

$215*

36

Alfred Nickles Bakery

$210

37

Snyder’s Of Hanover Inc.

$211

38

Consolidated Biscuit Co.

$200*

39

Old Dutch Foods Inc.

$197*

40

J&J Snack Foods Corp.

$189, $353)(2)

41

Country Home Bakers Inc.

$180

42

Bama Foods Ltd.

$160

43

Herr Foods Inc.

$160

44

Link Snacks Inc.

$155*

45

Gold Medal Bakery

$150

46

Bridgford Foods Corp.

$140

47

Jays Foods L.L.C.

$140

48

Lepage Bakeries

$140*

49

Alpha Baking Co. Inc.

$135

50

Oberto Sausage Co.

$135*

50

The Hain Food Group

$100, ($450)(2)

*SF&WB estimate
** Snack / Bakery
1 2001 sales
2 Total Company
3 Baked foods or snacks only
4 Projected for FY 2003
5 U.S. & Canada snack
6 Worldwide / International plants only or bakery data Snack / bakery data

 

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