Holsum Bread

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Holsum Bread
Place of origin
United States
Region or state
Southeast Region, as subsidiary of Flowers Foods, in Thomasville, Georgia, U.S.
Creator(s) W. E. Long Company of Chicago, Illinois, 1908
Cookbook:Holsum Bread  Holsum Bread

Holsum Bread is an American brand of packaged sliced white bread. The Holsum name was being used by many retail bakeries, independently, around the country by the early 1900s. In 1908, the W. E. Long Company of Chicago acquired exclusive national rights to the name and formed a cooperative of bakeries to market a single recipe under the brand name Holsum in various cities.

One of the largest and earliest of the Long Company member bakeries still in operation is the Phoenix Bakery, which was renamed the Holsum Bakery in 1929 after then owners Lloyd Eisele and Charles Becker purchased from the Long Company the rights to use the Holsum name for their bakery and its bread .[1] Flowers Foods, one of the southern U.S. region distributors, bought Holsum Bakery in 2008.[2]

A Holsum delivery van in Puerto Rico.

The Long Company[3] was named after its founder William Edgar Long. In 1928, Long created and pioneered the concept of packaging sliced bread two years before the Wonder brand of packaged sliced bread appeared on store shelves. The Holsum brand name remains a registered trademark of the Long Company cooperative, which has expanded across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

List of Holsum Bread licencees[edit]

  • Aunt Millie's Bakery
    • Michigan
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA
    • Colorado (Sara Lee)
    • Delaware (Butter Krust)
    • Maryland (Butter Krust)
    • New Jersey (Butter Krust)
    • New York (Butter Krust)
    • North Carolina (Butter Krust)
    • Pennsylvania (Butter Krust)
    • West Virginia (Butter Krust)
    • Utah (Sara Lee)
    • Virginia (Butter Krust)
  • Flowers Foods
    • Alabama
    • Arizona (Holsum Bakery)
    • Arkansas
    • California (Holsum Bakery)
    • New Mexico (Holsum Bakery)
    • Utah (Holsum Bakery)
  • Gold Medal Bakery
    • Connecticut
    • Maine
    • Massachusetts
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Rhode Island
    • Vermont
  • Holsum De Puerto Rico
    • Puerto Rico
  • Hostess Brands
    • Alabama
    • Arkansas
    • Florida
    • Louisiana
    • Mississippi
    • Nevada
    • Texas
  • Klosterman Baking Company
    • Kentucky
    • Ohio
  • Lewis Bakeries
    • Alabama
    • Georgia
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Ohio
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Wisconsin
  • Pan-O-Gold Baking Company
    • Minnesota
    • North Dakota
    • South Dakota

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holsum Bakery/About the Company
  2. ^ Flowers Foods completes Holsum deal. just-food.
  3. ^ "Trademarks". The Long Company. Retrieved 2011-09-29. 

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