Van de Kamp's Holland Dutch Bakeries

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Van de Kamp's Holland Dutch Bakeries
Former type Private
Industry baked goods
Fate Bankrupt
Founded 1915
Founder(s) Lawrence Frank, Walter Van de Kamp
Defunct 1990
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States
Area served western United States

Van de Kamp's Holland Dutch Bakeries was a bakery founded in 1915 and headquartered in the Van de Kamp Bakery Building in Los Angeles. The company's trademark blue windmills featured on their grocery store signs and atop their chain of famous restaurants that were known throughout the region.

The bakery was sold by the Van de Kamp family and acquired by General Baking Co. in 1956.[1] The company was sold to private investors in 1979, and closed in bankruptcy in 1990.[2][3] Former Los Angeles County District Attorney John Van de Kamp (D) is a grandson of the baker's founder. The family also founded Lawry's Restaurants and the Tam O'Shanter Inn.

Over the years the brand had been owned by Pillsbury, Pet, Inc., Van De Kamp's, Inc., and later Aurora Foods.

The Van de Kamp's brand is now owned by Pinnacle Foods Group, who owns all three trademark registrations for breads and assorted pastry products, various frozen fish entrees and lastly prepared dinners consisting of vegetables and macaroni. The Van de Kamp's brand is also used by Ralphs supermarket chain for their line of private-label baked goods.

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  1. ^ "Van de Kamp's Bought by General Baking Co.". Los Angeles Times. Aug 31, 1956. pp. B1. 
  2. ^ Adelson, Andrea (1988-09-19). "BUSINESS PEOPLE; California Official Fights Grocery Chains' Merger". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ "Van de Kamp's Files for Bankruptcy Under Chapter 11". Los Angeles Times. Sep 12, 1990. Retrieved 2010-05-29.