B&G Foods says it plans to relocate the manufacturing and warehouse operations of its Mama Mary’s brand from a facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina to a B&G owned plant in Yadkinville, North Carolina.
Operations at Mama Mary’s, which primarily manufacturers shelf-stable pizza crusts, is scheduled to fully transition by October. An employee assistance plan has been put in place to offer all eligible employees severance and support finding new employment.
“Although this was a difficult decision, we believe that consolidating Mama Mary’s operations with the production facility we own in Yadkinville, North Carolina is in the best long-term interests of B&G Foods, our employees and our stockholders,” says Robert Cantwell, president and CEO of B&G Foods. “This decision is consistent with B&G Foods’ ongoing efforts to reduce excess production capacity, improve productivity and operating efficiencies and reduce overall costs. We are grateful for the dedication and support of each of our team members and we appreciate their contribution in building the Mama Mary’s brand.”
B&G Foods says it does not anticipate any disruption in production or the delivery of customer orders of any Mama Mary’s products. The Yadkinville, North Carolina facility currently has full baking operations, producing New York Style and Old London products, with capacity to integrate the production of Mama Mary’s products.