Campbell Taggart Plans to Close Three Bakeries
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Campbell Taggart Inc., a unit of Anheuser-Busch Cos., is closing three bakeries as part of its domestic restructuring effort, leaving about 450 people jobless.
Bakeries in Charlotte, N.C., and Little Rock, Ark., will close early next year. The company’s Roswell, N.M., bakery will be closed in three phases by the end of next year’s second quarter.
The closings, announced Wednesday, are part of the preparations to be spun off by Anheuser-Busch next year. The brewery acquired Campbell Taggart in 1982.
Campbell Taggart has closed eight production facilities and sold two others since 1993. After the three closings, Campbell Taggart will operate 37 bakeries and three refrigerated dough plants in the United States.
Campbell Taggart, based in St. Louis, is the nation’s third-largest bakery. It makes Rainbo, Colonial, IronKids, Grant’s Farm and Earth Grains breads and Patty Cake and Break Cake snacks.