Flowers Foods, headquartered in Thomasville, Georgia, is a producer and marketer of packaged bakery foods in the United States. The company operates 39 bakeries that produce breads, buns, rolls, snack cakes, and pastries. The companys products are sold regionally through an extensive direct-store-delivery network that encompasses the southeastern, mid-Atlantic, and southwest US, plus select markets in California and Nevada, and nationwide through other delivery systems. Flowers' key brands include Nature's Own, Whitewheat, Cobblestone Mill, Mrs. Freshley's, and Blue Bird. Flowers also markets products under the following company-owned and franchised brands: Aunt Hatties, Betsy Ross, Bunny, ButterKrust, Captain John Derst, Country Hearth, Dandee, Evangeline Maid, Flowers, Holsum, Ideal, Mi Casa, Roman Meal, Sunbeam, and Tastykake; the latter, long associated with Philadelphia, was acquired in April 2011. Flowers Foods has two operating segments.
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