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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.

Where are Flowers' products available?

Fresh breads, buns, rolls, snack cakes, and tortillas are available to approximately 85% of the U.S. population through the company's direct-story delivery (DSD) network. This network covers the Northeast, South, southern Midwest, Southwest, California, and the Pacific Northwest. Independent distributor partners are in supermarkets, convenience stores, and restaurants delivering and merchandising our fresh bakery foods every day.

Flowers Foods' top brand is Nature's Own, the #1-selling bread brand in the United States.* Other top brands include Whitewheat, Wonder, and Tastykake. Flowers also offers Dave's Killer Bread, the #1 organic bread brand in the U.S.

Frozen bakery items and fresh snack cakes sold under the Mrs. Freshley's and European Bakers brands are delivered direct to customers' warehouses and are sold in retail, vending, and foodservice outlets nationwide.

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 products, we do not accept orders to ship them to other parts of the country. We're working hard to expand the availability of our breads and snack cakes in our newer markets. If you can't find our brands in your area, please talk to your store manager.
What is Flowers' position on cage-free eggs?
As part of its ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility, Flowers Foods plans to source only cage-free eggs for its foods by the end of 2025.

Ingredients in Flowers' bakery foods are almost exclusively plant based. Flowers uses eggs in a limited number of its products. No other animal-based ingredients are used in Flowers products.
Do Flowers' products contain GMO ingredients?
Wheat, the main ingredient in our bakery foods, comes from non-GMO crops. Some of our bakery foods contain ingredients derived from genetically modified crops, such as soy, corn, sugar beets, and cottonseed. Our Dave's Killer Bread products are certified organic by the USDA in accordance with the National Organic Program, as well as verified non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project.

For almost 100 years, Flowers Foods has offered consumers a wide choice of delicious bakery foods that meet certain dietary needs, preferences, and lifestyles. That commitment begins with quality ingredients that meet all federal regulatory standards. To help consumers choose, we support a single, nationwide policy for labeling products with ingredients made from genetically modified plants. Working across all our brands, we update packaging and website information when we make ingredient changes to our products.
Does Flowers offer any organic products?
You can find organic baked foods under the Dave's Killer Bread brand. These products are certified organic by the USDA in accordance with the National Organic Program. They also are verified non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project.

Our Alpine Valley Bread products also are USDA certified organic. Most Alpine Valley Bread products also are Non-GMO Project Verified.

In New England and mid-Atlantic markets, we also offer Barowsky's Organic breads, buns, and rolls. These items are USDA certified organic.
How does Flowers' independent distributor program work?
Since 1984, a significant portion of Flowers' products have been sold to and delivered through a direct-store delivery (DSD) network of independent distributor territories. Today, Flowers' DSD network is made up of approximately 5,760 territories. Flowers' bakeries have sold the majority of these territories to approximately 5,200 independent distributors (IDs) who have the exclusive right to sell and distribute certain Flowers products within a defined geographic territory.

IDs are focused on realizing the full sales potential within their territories. Learn more here.
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
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.
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.
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.

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