Aspire Bakeries said it will be expanding its Newark, CA, bakery with the addition of a new frozen cookie dough line for its popular Otis Spunkmeyer cookies.
The company reported that its Otis Spunkmeyer brand continues to grow sales within the cookie category, notably in foodservice, convenience and retail channels. It's the No. 1 brand in foodservice frozen cookie dough for onsite baking, the company claimed
Increased cookie dough production will start in the fall. In preparation, the Newark bakery is hiring new employees
Separately, work is underway to build Innovation lab for sweet baked goods at the Newark bakery. Equipped with the latest commercial equipment, including combination microwave/convection/radiant heat ovens and state-of-the-art analytical instruments, with lab will create the next generation of cookies, muffins, bars and cakes for the Otis Spunkmeyer line.
The Otis Spunkmeyer parent, owned by private equity group Linsay Goldberg, recently changed its name from Aryzta North America to Aspire Bakeries. Aspire also owns La Brea Bakery and Oakrun Farm Bakery.