Cincinnati -- The Kroger Co. based here and Earthgrains Co. have announced that starting in mid-September, Earthgrains will supply retailer's private-label store branded breads and rolls to 174 Kroger Food Stores in Texas and Louisiana. As a result, Kroger will phase out baking operations at its bakery manufacturing facility, Texas Bakery, in Houston. "The quality of Earthgrains' products was a key consideration in our decision to choose them as our bakery supplier," said Paul Bernish, ...

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