Bake’n Joy Foods expands cake portfolio with acquisition of New England bakery
L&M Bakery was founded in 1948 and has earned a reputation of consistently producing quality baked goods tailored to satisfy a variety of customer needs. It’s portfolio of baked and sliced loaf cakes, fruit squares and other products – sold to retail outlets throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic states – will augment Bake ‘n Joy’s own portfolio of products developed for professional bakers in foodservice and retail.
Bake’n Joy expanded its North Andover plant five years ago to cope with the increased demand for its line of predeposited frozen muffin and cornbread batters, doughs, cake mixes, bases, fillings and streusel toppings, along with private label fully-baked loaf and coffee cakes, under the Kitchen Cupboard, PanFree, and Boston Coffee Cake brands, among others.
The company also prides itself in leading the way with ontrend products that answer consumers’ demand for fat free, low fat, low carb, sugar free, fortified, 100% whole grain and clean label bakes.
Last year, Bake’n Joy was appointed exclusive distributor of the Freedom Gluten Free doughnut minis – which also contain no dairy, peanuts or tree nuts – making them an easy and safe option for convenience outlets to add as a grab-n-go snack.
Wider variety of bakery solutions
According to Bake’n Joy president and CEO Bob Ogan, the two companies will continue to operate as separate entities while working towards establishing a seamless integration for employees and customers.
“Similar to our purchase of Boston Coffee Cake in 2009, this acquisition brings another iconic New England bakery manufacturer to Bake’n Joy Foods and allows us to provide our customers with a wider variety of bakery solutions,” said Ogan.
“I am so proud of the heritage my grandfather started with the A.E. Ogan Company back in 1941. Throughout our 80 years, we have stayed true to his original vision – providing solutions to the busy baker.
“Through the years, I have seen our company grow, evolve and weather many storms. Our product focus has changed in answer to consumer trends … but we [have realised] that it is only through out customers’ success that we can succeed.
“Being a private family business, our values of caring for people and compassion are present throughout the organisation. It drives who we are to our internal and external customers.”