As well as preserving the iconic dessert business, the purchase of Sara-Lee by the Quinn family has also saved more than 200 jobs at the manufacturing facility in Lisarow, NSW.
"Sara Lee is an iconic brand and category leader," administrator Vaughan Strawbridge said when confirming the exciting news that the dessert business would be saved.
Who started Sara Lee?
Sara Lee was founded by two American brothers, Charles Lubin and his brother-in-law, Arthur Gordon after they bought three small bakeries in Chicago, called Community Bake Shops.
What made Sara Lee famous?
Twenty years later it wasn’t until 1951, when Charles created the famous Sara Lee All Butter Pound Cake that put Sara Lee on the map. Two years later in 1953, they created a world-first process for keeping their baked goods frozen for longer while they are distributed.
Why is it named Sara Lee?
Charles Lubin named his baking company after his daughter, Sara Lee.
Who owns Sara Lee Australia?
McCain Foods, who bought Sara Lee Australia in 2013, sold the company to New Zealand investment company South Island Office in 2021.
After collapsing into voluntary administration in October 2023, the business was then purchased by the Quinn family in January 2024.
What is Sara Lee known for?
When was Sara Lee founded?
Sara Lee was started in 1932, almost 100 years ago.
When did Sara Lee come to Australia?
Sara Lee has made desserts for Aussies for more than fifty years, since 1971.