News | June 7, 1999

Metz Closes Grocers Baking Acquisition

Metz Baking Co. (Deerfield, IL), a subsidiary of Specialty Foods Corp., has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Grocers Baking Co. (Grand Rapids, MI). Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

Grocers high-speed bakery in Grand Rapids bakes a variety of bread, buns, rolls and sweet goods that are distributed throughout Michigan under several leading brands, including Oven Fresh and Lumber Jack. The company also sells cookie dough and other frozen products under the April Hill brand name. Grocers had 1998 revenues of approximately $60 million.