Our Roots in Canada

As Canada's leading bakery, Bimbo Canada is Nourishing A Better World through sustainable, highly productive and deeply humane values that feed Canadian families delicious, high-quality baked goods and snacks.

As Canada's largest and oldest bakery, we have been feeding Canadians delicious and nutritious food for more than one hundred years.

While not everyone is familiar with the Bimbo Canada name, you have likely enjoyed at least one of our many brands at breakfast, lunch or dinner. We produce and distribute more than 1,000 products across 18 brands Canadians know and trust, like: Dempster's®, Villaggio®, POM®, Bon Matin®, Ben's®, Stonemill®, Takis®, Sanissimo, Vachon® and more.

Our baked goods and snacks are high-quality, affordable, yet innovative and exciting. We're committed to providing nutritious products for the whole family. We are inspired by global flavours and trends and are constantly reinventing how we bring them to Canadians with products made from simple ingredients.

In May 2014, the company was purchased by Grupo Bimbo, the world's largest baking company with operations in 33 countries. In 2015, the company purchased Vachon Bakery and in 2016, acquired Stonemill Bakehouse.

We are headquartered in Etobicoke, Ontario, and operate 16 bakeries, 15 distribution centres and 191 depots across the country. We employ more than 4,200 associates from coast to coast.

We are dedicated to building a diverse workplace that promotes equity and belonging, where all associates can develop and contribute to the transformation of our company, the baking industry and our communities.

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Nourishing Careers

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Accessibility

Bimbo Canada is committed to complying with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Our Accessibility Statement and multi-year accessibility plan are available below. All related policies are also available upon request.

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Our Mission

Delicious and nutritious baked goods and snacks in the hand of all

Our Philosophy

To build a sustainable, highly productive and deeply humane company

Our Purpose

Nourishing a better world

Our History

We are proud to have fed Canadians for more than 100 years as Canada's leading bakery.

1911

Five Canadian baking companies merged under the Canada Bread name and began an exciting new business venture.

1950s

The company expands to new cities across Canada, focusing on greater efficiencies and new marketing strategies.

1968

Dempster's Bread Limited is purchased by a subsidiary of Canada Bread and becomes the company's flagship brand.

2001

Quebec-based Multi-Marques is acquired, bringing with it leading brands like POM.

2014

Canada Bread is purchased by Grupo Bimbo, the largest baking company in the world.

2015

Vachon Bakery, known for Canadian favourites like Jos Louis and Ah! Caramel is acquired.

2017

Bimbo Canada acquires Stonemill Bakehouse adding naturally fermented and slow crafted bread to its portfolio.

2018

Canada Bread changes its name to Bimbo Canada [pronounced Beem-bo] to align to that of parent company, Grupo Bimbo.

2021

Bimbo Canada celebrates 110 years of service as Canada’s leading bakery.

Today

Bimbo Canada operates 16 bakeries, 15 distribution centres, employs more than 4,200 associates and distributes products using more than 1,000 sales routes throughout Canada.

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Bimbo Canada

Our Name

In 2018, Canada Bread changed its name to Bimbo Canada to align to that of our parent company, Grupo Bimbo, one of the world's oldest and largest baking companies, who recently celebrated their 75th anniversary. The decision to change our name to Bimbo Canada, was a natural progression for our company.

The term Bimbo [pronounced Beem-bo] was selected by our founders as a play on the popular game Bingo and animated children's movie Bambi. It does not mean anything in Spanish. In colloquial Italian, "bimbo" is short for baby boy (bambino). In Hungarian, it means cocoon. In China, the phoneme used for bread sounds a lot like Bimbo. So clearly, being part of a worldwide company was baked into our identity from the very beginning.

Diversity, Equity and Belonging

We Value the Person and follow our Golden Rule of treating everyone with Respect, Fairness, Trust and Care.

We are dedicated to building an environment and workplace that is diverse and promotes equity and belonging. Together, we are creating a business where people from different origins, geographies and experiences can develop and contribute to the transformation of our company, the baking industry and the communities that we live and work in.

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1,000 +

PRODUCTS SOLD BY MORE THAN 18 BRANDS

$1.28B

IN 2020 SALES

16

BAKERIES

194

SALES CENTRES

4,200

ASSOCIATES ACROSS CANADA

1,000+

FRANCHISEES AND DISTRIBUTORS WITH MORE THAN 1,000 ROUTES

33

Countries IN WHICH WE OPERATE AS A PROUD MEMBER OF GRUPO BIMBO

Our Beliefs

Our beliefs are embraced and brought to life through the everyday actions of our associates. These beliefs represent a common language that defines why each of us work for the company, where we are headed and how we will collectively transform the baking industry to better serve more Canadians.

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Our Beliefs - We Value the Person - We are one community, We get results, We compete and win, We are sharp operators, We act with integrity, We transcend and endure

Our Brands

We are committed to nourishing Canadians with our very best. Our high-quality breads and snack products are loved by consumers across Canada.