Kuldīga bakery to continue work under new ownership

The Kuldīga bread bakery/Kuldīgas maizes ceptuve, one of the oldest and most popular brands in Latvia, will continue operating under new ownership, Skrunda television reported July 3.

In May, it was reported that the bakery, which has been producing bread and pastries since 1960s, would shut down and around 60 people could lose their jobs as a result. Now the plant has been bought by Kuldīga resident Gatis Rozenfelds, who is planning to resume the production of the popular bread. Some of the current employees will continue to work in the bakery.

There has been an unusual silence in bakery for about a month now, but the new owner is planning to resume work here in the near future. It is difficult to tell when production could resume. The formalities are currently being completed.

“80-90% will remain what it was. Then the equipment must be sorted out, and the next step is more interesting pastries. I've been thinking about what's going to be [next],” said Rozenfelds, who works in trade, real estate, and organic farming.

There were around 60 employees in the company before it was liquidated, and some of them want to continue to work there.

The desire to keep the tradition of the bread baked after old recipes has been stronger than fears, the entrepreneur said: "The biggest joy and drive that makes me do it is the people who are also waiting for this bread. I don't want this place to just disappear. The aim is to build, arrange, run this bakery, so that the work and the story of the [bakery] continue. Let everything happen!” said the new owner.

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