Dave's Killer Bread

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Dave's Killer Bread
Founded 2005
Founder Dave Dahl
Headquarters Milwaukie, Oregon, United States
Area served
Western U.S. (2005–2012) Nationwide (December 2012–)
Key people
John Tucker, CEO[1]
Revenue $53 million (2012)[2]
Number of employees
280 (2012)[2]
Website www.daveskillerbread.com

Dave's Killer Bread is an American company based in Milwaukie, Oregon, which makes organic whole-grain breads. It was founded in 2005 by Dave Dahl,[2] who learned the baking trade growing up in his family bakery. The company has steadily grown, expanding from 30 employees to more than 190 by 2010[3] and to 280 by the end of 2012, and has been covered by The New York Times[3] and MSNBC.[4] As of 2012, its bread was being sold at stores in 11 western states.[2]

In July 2015, Flowers Foods purchased the company for $275 million.[5]

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  1. ^ Row, D.K. (April 25, 2013). "Dave's Killer Bread announces new chief executive, John Tucker, as it expands". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Mortenson, Eric (December 27, 2012). "Dave's Killer Bread brings in a partner to take its loaves - and story - to a national market". OregonLive.com. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Kuczynski, Alex (January 20, 2010). "Obsessions – Dave's Killer Bread". The New York Times. Retrieved April 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ Silverstein, Frank (April 19, 2010). "'Killer Bread' rises in popularity: Oregon company takes a chance, comes up with winner". MSNBC. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ Theen, Andrew (August 12, 2015). "Dave's Killer Bread bought by Flowers Foods for $275M". The Oregonian. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 

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