It hasn't been that long... Someone is using the Brand name, but for the typical plain white loaves, in plastic bags..I will ask the boss, but I think it is still in our local stores here. Those names.. Wonder--Weber's--Bond--Barbara Ann-- that was our childhood "staff of Life"
I'd be curious if the Bond Bread name is currently being used in the Louisville area. A private individual in West Babylon, NY applied for a federal trademark earlier this year.
Using search tools that became available after my lasts posts, I learned the old Bond Bread trademarks expired long ago. The last listed owner was the New Bond Bread Company of Philadelphia, which started up about 1981. I found a couple of newspaper archives on the net, with stories about how what was left of Bond in Philadelphia went chapter 11 in 1979 or so - the era of the great shakeout of small bakeries in the Northeast. I seem to remember the New Bond Bread, and suspected at that time it was baked by Automatic Roll of Philadelphia. They produced a lot of private label bread.
I don't know what the individual who applied for the 2015 trademark is planning to do. He may be planning to bake Bond Bread the way it used to be. Or he could merely be getting Bimbo, H&S, or Gold Medal to make private label white bread for him.
So many of the old brands have been gobbled up by just a few baking companies such as Flowers and Bimbo.
post edited by David_NYC - 2015/10/08 16:58:24