July 30, 2019

One-Third of eligible Bakeries Earn EPA Energy Star Certification

THOMASVILLE, Ga. – Thirteen Flowers Foods bakeries have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, with more than half scoring in the top 10 percent of similar U.S. facilities for energy efficiency and meeting strict EPA-established performance levels. Leading the honored Flowers bakeries was Alpine Valley Bread Company in Mesa, Ariz., which scored in the top one percent.

“I am incredibly proud of the bakeries and their team members who have worked diligently to earn the EPA’s 2019 ENERGY STAR certification,” said Margaret Ann Marsh, Flowers’ vice president of environmental sustainability. “These bakeries, along with our 34 other bakeries in the U.S., are dedicated to reaching and surpassing the sustainability goals we’ve set for 2025.”

In 2017, Flowers exceeded its 2020 goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent per metric ton of product. It is now pursuing its 2025 goal of a 20 percent reduction.

Earning the ENERGY STAR certifications means these bakeries score in the top 25 percent of all U.S. commercial bread & roll bakeries for improving energy performance through best practices and making cost-effective improvements.

The following Flowers bakeries have earned 2019 ENERGY STAR certification:

  • Alpine Valley Bread Company
  • Dave’s Killer Bread
  • Flowers Baking Co. of Batesville
  • Flowers Baking Co. of Baton Rouge
  • Flowers Baking Co. of El Paso
  • Flowers Baking Co. of Henderson
  • Flowers Baking Co. of Lafayette
  • Flowers Baking Co. of Lynchburg
  • Flowers Baking Co. of New Orleans
  • Flowers Baking Co. of Norfolk
  • Flowers Baking Co. of Tyler
  • Holsum Bakery of Tolleson
  • Tuscaloosa Organic Baking Co.

About Flowers Foods
Headquartered in Thomasville, Ga., Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is one of the largest producers of fresh packaged bakery foods in the United States with 2018 sales of $4 billion. Flowers operates bakeries across the country that produce a wide range of bakery products. Among the company’s top brands are Nature’s OwnWonderDave’s Killer Bread, Tastykake, and Canyon Bakehouse. Learn more at

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