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Thursday, February 21, 2013

TIMELINE-Flowers Foods' history through acquisitions, (NYSE: FLO)

Here are some key events in the history of Flowers Foods, a company that has grown through acquisitions to become the second-largest baking company in the United States. * 1919 - Flowers Baking Co founded by brothers William Howard Flowers and Joseph Hampton Flowers in Thomasville, Georgia. The bakery produces 30,000 loaves of bread every day.*1937 - Flowers Baking acquires small bakery in Tallahassee, Florida, marking the start of its growth through acquisitions.

Flowers Foods, Inc. (Flowers Foods) is a producer and marketer of bakery products in the United States. Shares of FLO fell by 1.33% or $-0.37/share to $27.37. In the past year, the shares have traded as low as $18.46 and as high as $29.04. On average, 911333 shares of FLO exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 83336.