Little Miss Sunbeam and the Sunbeam brand are owned by Quality Bakers of America, a baking cooperative. Flowers is one of 10 baking companies in the U.S. that franchises the right to market baked foods under the Sunbeam brand. Flowers and Sunbeam have been partners since 1944! – Flowers Foods Website
Flour & Bread
- Previously on FAB – Hotel Fenimore – Holsum Bread – Tom Keene Cigars – Seattle, WA – Dec 2009
- Ghost Signs of the Last Outpost – Holsum
Interstate Bakeries Corporation (1930)
The company has its roots in the Nafziger Bakeries which were started by Ralph Leroy Nafziger in a church basement at 6th and Prospect Avenue in Kansas City in 1905. Nafziger expanded the bakeries and bought out competitors. In 1925 he sold Nafziger Bakeries to Purity Bakeries (which in turn became American Bakeries). Using his fortune he acquired a controlling interest in Schulze Baking Company and its Butternut Bread brand.
In 1930 he announced the formation Interstate Bakeries Corporation (IBC) with the merger of the Schulze Bakery with seven bakers under the umbrella of Western Bakeries of Los Angeles. At the time claimed to be the fifth largest baker in the United States. The company was a wholesaler selling Butternut bread loaves wrapped in gingham to grocery stores. – Wikipedia