B&G Foods Inc. plans to relocate the manufacturing and warehouse operations of Mama Mary’s from a facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina, whose lease is expiring, to a facility B&G Foods owns in Yadkinville, North Carolina.
“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,” said Robert C. 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 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 seamlessly integrate the production of Mama Mary’s products.
The Mama Mary’s operations are scheduled to fully transition by approximately Oct. 14. An employee assistance plan has been put in place to offer all eligible employees severance and support finding new employment.