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Bimbo Bakery to close, lay off workers

Marc LaVoie

Bimbo Bakery to close, lay off workers

CREATED Dec. 11, 2013

A bakery that has been in operation for decades in south Wichita is preparing to close its doors.

The Bimbo Bakery - previously the Rainbow Bakery - at K-15 and Pawnee will close down Feb. 24, company officials said.

Bimbo produces bakery products under several brand names and employs 118 people in Wichita. The company operates the bakery and a distribution center at 4525 S. Palisade.

Bimbo officials said they are working with the union to develop a severance and benefits package for the laid-off workers.