Muzio Bakery closes after 79 years in operation
September 09, 2008
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — Muzio Bakery Co., a wholesale baker serving the Sacramento area for the past 79 years, has closed, according to The Sacramento Bee.
"The writing was on the wall," David Fahn told The Sacramento Bee. Mr. Fahn owns the bakery along with his father, Mervin Fahn. "We thought we could ride it out, but … we just couldn’t continue to raise our prices. We’re not making money, we’re losing money."
The company, which manufactured fresh and frozen bread, rolls and buns for hundreds of local supermarkets, restaurants and delis, said it tried to renegotiate its contract with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union Local 58 to break even, but to no avail.
Muzio’s closing is the latest in a flurry of smaller bakery closings in recent months due to volatility in ingredients markets. Earlier this year, Jenny Lee Bakery, Gerards Bakery and Jones Bakeries all closed, and Crawfords Bakery plans to shut down later this month.