BIMBO In Bed With Sara Lee!

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Mortgage Banker with SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171)

Bimbo Logo: Mike in Tucson, Mortgage LenderMoving from New Jersey to Tucson, AZ a dozen years ago was a culture shock.

In Tucson, as contrasted with my NJ experience,

  1. rivers have no water in them most of the time.
  2. people at WalMart dance joyously in the rain at the beginning of the monsoon season instead of running frantically for the shelter of their cars.
  3. the summer work day for construction workers begins at 3:00 a.m. (a shock when there's a house being built next door)
  4. and bread is labeled BIMBO!

If you don't live near the Mexican border, you may not know that Mexico's BIMBO (Grupo Bimbo, SAB) is the world's largest bread maker.

You will no doubt recognize some of the BIMBO brands, though...

  • Thomas's English Muffins
  • Entenmann's cakes and pastries
  • Mrs. Baird's breads

...and now...

  • Sara Lee's North American bakery business, for which BIMBO paid nearly one billion dollars.  Included in the sale are 41 plants and 13,000 employees.

Real Estate Connection

13,000 employees?  No doubt, some of them are management.  Expect a shake-up there.  It might provide you with some real estate business you hadn't anticipated.

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I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Mortgage Lender.

NMLS #223495

SUNSTREET MORTGAGE llc ~ Correspondent Mortgage Bank
Offices (AZ) Mesa, Tucson, Nogales, and Albuquerque, NM.

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All,

Thanks for your thoughtful comments!

@Jeanine, your comment would have made a great title for this blog: "OMG, Sara Lee is now a Bimbo."  LOL

Mike in Tucson

November 16, 2010 06:50 AM
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Teri Deane
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Bimbo?  Who knew?  Just goes to show how one's perspective can change.

November 16, 2010 06:02 PM
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi
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Well, Bimbo would have to be in bed with somebody, so why not Sara Lee - how do you think of these things???

November 20, 2010 05:42 PM
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Michael J. Perry
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Had no idea who they were until reading your post !!! Hey did I see where Tucson is getting a Triple A baseball team next season ????

November 23, 2010 12:57 PM
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Michael,

Yes we are!  I don't know how long it will last, though.  Our town council has a way of driving good businesses away from Tucson.

Barbara-Jo,

I look at a photo, and the ideas start coming one right after the other.  LOL

Teri,

Thanks for stopping by to comment.

Mike in Tucson

November 23, 2010 06:03 PM
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