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FLOWERS FOODS, INC. REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2023 RESULTS

THOMASVILLE, Ga., February 8, 2024 – Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) today reported financial results for the company’s 52-week fiscal 2023 and 12-week fourth quarter ended December 30, 2023. Fiscal 2023 Summary:Compared to the prior year where applicable Fourth Quarter Summary:Compared to the prior year fourth quarter where applicable Chairman and CEO Remarks: “Flowers’ fourth…

Flowers Foods to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results

Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) will report its fourth quarter and full year 2023 financial results on Thursday, February 8, 2024, after market close. On Friday, February 9, 2024, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern, the company will host a live question and answer webcast. A link to the webcast, press release, pre-recorded remarks by management with…

Flowers Foods Names James Simms to Lead DSD Sales Operations

THOMASVILLE, Ga., January 15, 2024 – Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) has named James Simms executive vice president of DSD (direct store distribution) sales operations. In this newly created role, Simms reports to Heeth Varnedoe, president and chief operating officer. “James brings extensive sales experience and insight into the ever-evolving CPG market to the Flowers…

FLOWERS FOODS DECLARES DIVIDEND

THOMASVILLE, Ga., November 16, 2023 – Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) today announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $ 0.23 per share, an increase of 4.5% over the same quarter last year. This is the 85th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by the company and is payable on December 15,…

FLOWERS FOODS, INC. REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2023 RESULTS

THOMASVILLE, Ga., November 9, 2023 – Flowers Foods, Inc. NYSE: FLO) today reported financial results for the company’s 12-week fiscal third quarter ended October 7, 2023. Third Quarter Summary:Compared to the prior year third quarter where applicable CEO’s Remarks: “We are pleased to have delivered another quarter with record sales, where we maintained unit share…

FLOWERS FOODS TO REPORT THIRD QUARTER 2023 RESULTS

Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) will report its third quarter 2023 financial results on Thursday, November 9, 2023, after the market closes. A press release, pre-recorded remarks by management with accompanying transcript, and supporting slide presentation will be issued at that time. On Friday, November 10, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern, the company will host a live question and answer…

FLOWERS FOODS ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF HEETH VARNEDOE AS PRESIDENT, NAMES TERRY THOMAS CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER, AND ELECTS BRIGITTE KING AND JOANNE SMITH TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

THOMASVILLE, Ga., Aug. 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) today announced two transitions to the senior leadership of the company and the election of two new members to the board of directors. The following changes are effective September 1, 2023: “Congratulations to Heeth on his well-deserved promotion,” commented McMullian. “Over the last few years, Heeth…

FLOWERS FOODS ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF CHIEF SALES OFFICER

THOMASVILLE, Ga., Aug. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) today announced that effective December 31, 2023, D. Keith Wheeler, chief sales officer, will retire from the company after 35 years of service. Wheeler will step down from his current role on August 31, 2023, and will serve until his retirement as a senior advisor to…

FLOWERS FOODS, INC. REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2023 RESULTS

THOMASVILLE, Ga.,  Aug. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) today reported financial results for the company’s 12-week fiscal second quarter ended July 15, 2023. Second Quarter Summary: Compared to the prior year second quarter where applicable CEO’s Remarks: “Flowers’ record second quarter sales were driven by the effectiveness of our portfolio strategy and strong…

FLOWERS FOODS TO REPORT SECOND QUARTER 2023 RESULTS

Flowers Foods (NYSE: FLO) will report its second quarter 2023 financial results on Thursday, August 10, 2023, after the market closes. A press release, pre-recorded management remarks with accompanying transcript, and supporting slide presentation will be issued at that time. On Friday, August 11, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern, the company will host a live question and answer webcast. The…

FLOWERS FOODS ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF NETWORK OPTIMIZATION

THOMASVILLE, Ga. – Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) today announced that effective July 14, 2023, Robert L. Benton, Jr., executive vice president of network optimization, will retire from the company after 43 years of service. “On behalf of the entire Flowers team, I wish to express my deep appreciation to Robert for his years of…

FLOWERS FOODS DECLARES DIVIDEND

THOMASVILLE, Ga., May 25, 2023  /PRNewswire/  — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) today announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $ 0.23 per share, an increase of 4.5% over the same quarter last year. This is the 83rd consecutive quarterly dividend paid by the company and is payable on June 22, 2023, to shareholders…

FLOWERS FOODS, INC. REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2023 RESULTS

THOMASVILLE, Ga. , May 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) today reported financial results for the company’s 16-week fiscal first quarter ended April 22, 2023. First Quarter Summary: Compared to the prior year first quarter where applicable CEO’s Remarks: “Our first quarter results reflect the competitive strength of our leading brands and their ability to…

FLOWERS FOODS ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP TRANSITIONS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

THOMASVILLE, Ga., March 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The board of directors of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) today announced that A. Ryals McMullian has been elected as the next chairman of the board, effective immediately following the 2023 annual meeting of shareholders. George E. Deese, current chairman of the board, will retire from the chairman role at…

THIRTEEN FLOWERS FOODS BAKERIES ACHIEVE 2022 ENERGY STAR CERTIFICATION

March 01, 2023 THOMASVILLE, Ga., March 1, 2023 – Thirteen Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) bakeries earned ENERGY STAR certification in 2022; of those recognized, more than half have made the list at least six times. To receive ENERGY STAR certification, bakeries must score in the top 25 percent of all U.S. commercial bread and roll bakeries for energy efficiency…

FLOWERS FOODS COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF PAPA PITA BAKERY

THOMASVILLE, Ga., Feb. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), today announced it has completed the acquisition of Papa Pita Bakery, a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality bagels, tortillas, breads, buns, English muffins, and flat breads. Papa Pita Bakery will operate as an independent subsidiary of Flowers. “Papa Pita has been an important co-manufacturer of…

FLOWERS FOODS, INC. REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2022 RESULTS

THOMASVILLE, Ga., Feb. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) today reported financial results for the company’s 52-week fiscal 2022 and 12-week fourth quarter ended December 31, 2022. Fiscal 2022 Summary:Compared to the prior year where applicable Fourth Quarter Summary:Compared to the prior year fourth quarter where applicable CEO’s Remarks: “Our record fourth quarter and…

FLOWERS FOODS NAMES CINDY COX CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

THOMASVILLE, Ga., Feb. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), today announced Cindy Cox has been named chief human resources officer (CHRO), effective Feb. 6, 2023. In this role, Cox will lead the company’s human resources organization, reporting to president and CEO A. Ryals McMullian. “Cindy brings a distinguished track record of excellence in human…

FLOWERS FOODS TO ACQUIRE PAPA PITA BAKERY

December 13, 2022 THOMASVILLE, Ga., Dec. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Papa Pita Bakery, a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality bagels, tortillas, breads, buns, English muffins, and flat breads. The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, is expected to be completed in…

FLOWERS FOODS LAUNCHES WEBSITE TO ENABLE DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER TRIAL OF NEW PRODUCTS

October 03, 2022 THOMASVILLE, Ga., October 3, 2022 — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) recently introduced a website – www.creationsbyflowersfoods.com – to seek real-world consumer feedback on its newest creations, which are designed to extend its business beyond the bread aisle. “Our test-and-learn process for new product innovation relies heavily on valuable feedback from our consumers,” said Joe…

FLOWERS FOODS NAMES DAVID ROACH CHIEF STRATEGIC PROJECTS OFFICER

August 15, 2022 THOMASVILLE, Ga., Aug. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Canyon Bakehouse, Tastykake, and other bakery foods, today announced David Roach, formerly president of cake operations for Flowers, has been named chief strategic projects officer, effective immediately. In this newly created role, David is responsible for…

FLOWERS FOODS INVESTS IN BASE CULTURE

July 12, 2022 THOMASVILLE, Ga. — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Canyon Bakehouse, Tastykake and other bakery foods, announced it has made an investment in Base Culture, a fast-growing brand offering better-for-you, gluten-free and grain-free sliced breads and baked goods. With this partnership and investment, Base Culture will grow distribution, scale marketing, and…

FLOWERS’ BAKERY RECOGNIZED BY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY INITIATIVES

June 17, 2022 Flowers Baking Co. of Batesville Receives 2022 Better Practice Award via Better Plants Program THOMASVILLE, Ga., — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) has announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Plants program recently recognized Flowers Baking Co. of Batesville with a Better Practice Award for its energy efficiency projects, which have reduced annual…

FLOWERS FOODS ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND EXECUTIVE PROMOTION

May 31, 2022 THOMASVILLE, Ga., May 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Canyon Bakehouse, Tastykake, and other bakery foods, today announced that effective December 31, 2022, Bradley K. Alexander, chief operating officer, will retire from the company after 41 years of service. Consistent with the company’s…

FLOWERS FOODS NAMES TOM WINTERS CHIEF SUPPLY CHAIN OFFICER

March 23, 2022 THOMASVILLE, Ga. – Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Canyon Bakehouse, Tastykake, and other bakery foods, today announced Tom Winters has been named chief supply chain officer, effective April 4, 2022. In this role, Winters will be responsible for Flowers’ supply chain operations, reporting to Brad Alexander,…

FOURTEEN FLOWERS FOODS BAKERIES EARN 2021 ENERGY STAR CERTIFICATION

March 15, 2022 Two additional bakeries join the company’s list of multi-year honorees THOMASVILLE, Ga. – Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) has earned ENERGY STAR certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 14 of its bakeries. This annual certification acknowledges buildings that save energy and help protect the environment through fewer greenhouse gas…

FLOWERS FOODS ACQUIRES ASSETS OF KOFFEE KUP BAKERY

June 07, 2021 THOMASVILLE, Ga., June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Canyon Bakehouse, Tastykake, and other bakery foods, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Koffee Kup Bakery, Inc. (KKB) in Burlington, Vermont from the court-appointed receiver of the assets. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  The…

FLOWERS FOODS NAMES HEETH VARNEDOE CHIEF TRANSFORMATION OFFICER

December 09, 2020 THOMASVILLE, Ga., Dec. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Tastykake, and other bakery foods, today announced that Heeth Varnedoe, senior vice president of DSD Regions/Sales, has been promoted to chief transformation officer (CTO), a newly created role at the company, effective January 4, 2021. As…

FLOWERS FOODS ELECTS W. JAMESON MCFADDEN TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

November 16, 2020 THOMASVILLE, Ga., Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Tastykake, and other bakery foods, today announced that its board of directors has elected a new board member. W. Jameson McFadden, president of Wellington Shields & Co., will join Flowers Foods’ board of directors effective January…

FLOWERS FOODS NAMES BRAD CASHAW CHIEF SUPPLY CHAIN OFFICER

August 31, 2020 THOMASVILLE, Ga., Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Tastykake, and other bakery foods, today announced that Brad Cashaw has been named chief supply chain officer, effective September 8, 2020. Cashaw will be responsible for Flowers’ supply chain operations and report to Brad Alexander, chief operating officer. …

FLOWERS FOODS ELECTS THREE NEW MEMBERS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

August 18, 2020 THOMASVILLE, Ga., Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Tastykake, and other bakery foods, today announced that its board of directors elected three new independent directors effective August 14, 2020, expanding the board from eight to 11 members: “We welcome Ed, Tom, and Terry as new…

FLOWERS FOODS PROVIDES UPDATE ON STRATEGIC PRIORITIES AND LONG-TERM OUTLOOK

August 07, 2020 Company to Provide Further Details During Investor Webcast Today at 8:00 AM ET THOMASVILLE, Ga., Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Tastykake, and other bakery foods, today announced an update to its strategic priorities and a revision to its long-term growth targets, both of which…

FLOWERS FOODS ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT TO DRIVE BRAND GROWTH AND PRODUCT INNOVATION

July 20, 2020 Provides Preliminary Second Quarter ResultsCompany to Host Webcast on August 7, 2020 to Discuss Second Quarter Results, Strategic Priorities, and Long-Term Targets THOMASVILLE, Ga., July 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Tastykake, and other bakery foods, today announced organizational structure changes designed to increase focus…

FLOWERS FOODS ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CLOSING OF SAVANNAH, GEORGIA BAKERY DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

July 09, 2020 THOMASVILLE, Ga., July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Wonder, Tastykake,Dave’s Killer Bread, and other bakery foods, today announced that it has temporarily stopped production at its bakery in Savannah, Georgia due to an increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases within its production staff and in the number of those self-quarantining….

FLOWERS FOODS ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CLOSING OF TUCKER, GEORGIA BAKERY DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

April 14, 2020 THOMASVILLE, Ga., April 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Wonder, Tastykake,Dave’s Killer Bread, and other bakery foods, today announced that it has temporarily stopped production at its bakery in Tucker, Georgia to safeguard the wellness of its 255 team members. The bakery, which produces primarily frozen, non-retail specialty and foodservice bread…

FLOWERS FOODS ANNOUNCES APPRECIATION BONUS TO FRONTLINE WORKERS

April 09, 2020 THOMASVILLE, Ga., April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Wonder, Tastykake,Dave’s Killer Bread, and other bakery foods, today announced that it has paid approximately $5.6 million in appreciation bonuses to 11,757 eligible hourly and nonexempt employees, leased labor, and contract workers. The bonus is a recognition of the extraordinary efforts of these…

FLOWERS FOODS NAMES MARK CHAFFIN CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

February 04, 2020 THOMASVILLE, Ga., Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Wonder, Tastykake,Dave’s Killer Bread, and other bakery foods, today announced that Mark Chaffin has been named chief information officer, effective immediately. Chaffin, who has served as Flowers’ interim CIO since September 2019, is responsible for Flowers’ information technology strategy and…

FLOWERS FOODS NAMES STEPHANIE B. TILLMAN CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL

January 08, 2020 THOMASVILLE, Ga., Jan. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Wonder, Tastykake,Dave’s Killer Bread, and other bakery foods, today announced that, effective January 1, 2020, Stephanie B. Tillman has assumed the role of chief legal counsel, following the retirement of Stephen R. Avera. This transition was announced in May 2019 and…

FLOWERS FOODS NAMES ROBERT L. BENTON, JR. TO LEAD NETWORK OPTIMIZATION

November 25, 2019 Actions Set Stage for Portfolio Optimization Work THOMASVILLE, Ga., Nov. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Wonder, Tastykake,Dave’s Killer Bread, and other bakery foods, today named Robert L. Benton, Jr., currently chief supply chain officer, to the newly created role of executive vice president of network optimization, effective…

FLOWERS FOODS TO WEBCAST PRESENTATION AT BARCLAYS GLOBAL CONSUMER STAPLES CONFERENCE

August 28, 2019 THOMASVILLE, Ga., Aug. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Tastykake, and other bakery foods, will webcast its presentation from the 2019 Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference on Wednesday, September 4, at 3:45 p.m. ET. Representing Flowers will be Ryals McMullian, president and chief executive officer, and…

FLOWERS FOODS ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF PRESIDENT AND CEO RYALS MCMULLIAN TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

August 16, 2019 THOMASVILLE, Ga., Aug. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Tastykake, and other bakery foods, today announced that its board of directors has elected Flowers Foods President and CEO Ryals McMullian as a director. The election is effective immediately and brings the number of board members to…

FLOWERS FOODS ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE PROMOTIONS AND RETIREMENT OF CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL

May 23, 2019 THOMASVILLE, Ga., May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Wonder, Tastykake,Dave’s Killer Bread, and other bakery foods, today announced several key appointments consistent with the company’s management succession plan.  Effective May 23, 2019, Bradley K. Alexander, president of Flowers’ Fresh Packaged Bread Business Unit, has been named chief…

FLOWERS FOODS ELECTS RYALS MCMULLIAN CEO EFFECTIVE MAY 2019; CEO ALLEN L. SHIVER TO RETIRE

February 19, 2019 THOMASVILLE, Ga., Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Wonder, Tastykake,Dave’s Killer Bread, and other bakery foods, today announced that Ryals McMullian, the company’s chief operating officer, has been elected president and chief executive officer, effective as of the company’s 2019 annual meeting of shareholders. The board of directors,…