It was 1909 when Swiss immigrant Alfred Nickles began counting his nickels and dimes as a one-man bakery-shop operator, selling loaves door-to-door. The namesake bakery has expanded to three modern bakeries in Ohio that make a broad range of fresh-baked goods. Products include bagels, bread, breadsticks, dinner rolls, hoagies, hot dog and hamburger buns, cakes, pastries, sweet rolls, and donuts. Its lineup is sold to retail food and foodservice businesses, located mainly in the Midwest. Alfred Nickles, as a result, operates nearly 40 distribution branches in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The bakery's wholesale routes are supported by a fleet of more than 600 delivery trucks.
Alfred Nickles provides its bakery items to customers in the Midwest from facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
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The bakery business serves grocery stores, restaurants, and institutions through its more than 500 delivery routes. Alfred Nickles has reached into the public sector, as well, for growth. It has won a handful of federal contracts to supply bread products to the US Department of Justice's Bureau of Prisons. Other customers include Ohio State, CedarPoint, and the Steelers.
Since its founding, Alfred Nickles Bakery has morphed its business from a bakery operation that delivers products directly to homes to a regional wholesale bakery with 500-plus routes.
Alfred Nickles Bakery was originally named Navarre Bakery and Ice Cream Company, a reference to its founding city Navarre, Ohio. In 1934 the company changed its name and incorporated.