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Flowers Foods FAQs

Why is the company named "Flowers?"

Flowers is the name of the company's founding family. In 1919, William Howard and Joseph Hampton Flowers opened the first Flowers bakery in Thomasville, Ga.

Does Flowers Foods have a grant program for non-profit groups?
Although Flowers Foods does give to various national, regional, and local charities, the company does not have a formal grant program. Please visit our Corporate Giving page for more information.
Where are Flowers' products available?

Many of our products, including Nature's Own, Whitewheat, Wonder, Cobblestone Mill, and Blue Bird, are found throughout our DSD delivery system, from Maine to California, with limited distribution in Kansas and Colorado.

Flowers' white bread brands also can be found in these areas, but brands vary by market. If you do not see Flowers' brands in your supermarket's bread aisle, Flowers products may not yet be available in your area.

Tastykake products are available throughout the DSD delivery system, with the exception of Colorado and California.

Mrs. Freshley's products are sold nationally through vending machines and retail stores, including convenience stores. European Bakers products also are available nationally through bakeries and delis located in select supermarkets.

If Flowers products are not sold in my area, may I purchase them directly from the company?
Because of the freshness and softness of our breads, we do not accept orders to ship them to other parts of the country.
Who should I contact regarding transfers of shares, stock transfer requirements, missing stock certificates, and changes of address?

Regarding these matters, please contact:

P.O. Box 30170
College Station, TX 77842-3170

How may I enroll for electronic delivery of Flowers' annual report and proxy materials?

If your Flowers shares are held in a brokerage account, contact your broker for information about electronic delivery of proxy materials (notices of annual meetings, proxy statements, annual reports, and voting instruction forms).

If you are a registered shareholder (your shares are held in certificate or direct-registration (electronic) form with our transfer agent, Computershare), you may sign up for electronic delivery of proxy materials through Computershare:

P.O. Box 30170
College Station, TX 77842-3170

What is the company's ticker symbol?
FLO is the company's ticker symbol on The New York Stock Exchange.
Who is Flowers Foods' transfer agent?
May I buy stock directly from the company?
Flowers Foods' transfer agent, Computershare, sponsors and administers the Computershare Investment Plan (CIP) for direct stock purchase of Flowers Foods stock.  Click here for more information.
May I have my dividends reinvested?

If you hold your Flowers Foods shares in a brokerage account, please contact your broker for information about how to arrange for reinvestment of your dividends. If you are a shareholder of record, you may enroll in the Computershare Investment Plan (CIP) for Flowers Foods stock, which includes choices regarding reinvestment of dividends. Click here

Why are Flowers' fiscal quarters not true quarterly periods of the year?

Flowers Foods has a 52-week fiscal year ending on the Saturday nearest December 31. The company divides these 52 weeks into 13 four-week periods. To maintain a consistent four-week period, it is necessary to have one quarter that is longer than the other three. The first quarter is 16 weeks. The second, third, and fourth quarters are each 12 weeks.

What is Flowers' dividend policy?
Decisions about dividends are made every quarter by Flowers' board of directors. The company does not have a formal dividend policy.
How can I receive company new releases?
Flowers Foods offers a free, electronic news alert service. To sign up, click here.
I am a retired/former employee. How can I find out about my retirement benefits?
The best way to find out about your retirement benefits is to contact the human resources department of the Flowers subsidiary where you worked or Flowers Foods' corporate human resources department in Thomasville at 229-226-9110.
What is the name of the original Little Miss Sunbeam? 
No one knows the name of the little girl who inspired this well-loved white bread brand.

In 1942, Quality Bakers of America (QBA) hired Ellen Segner, a New York artist, to create a bread trademark that housewives would find irresistible. As the story goes, Segner spotted a girl in a park in New York City, sketched her likeness, and used the sketch as the basis for Little Miss Sunbeam.

Sunbeam is a trademark owned by QBA, a bakery cooperative. In 1944, Flowers became the sixth bakery in the United States to sell white bread under the Sunbeam brand. For more information on Little Miss Sunbeam, visit the QBA site at and

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