The Love’s Bakery factory outlet will reopen one more time this Saturday to sell off the longtime company’s remaining inventory of baked goods.
Oahu Auctions will reopen the factory outlet from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to sell the products — hundreds of cases of hamburger buns, donuts, rolls, bagels, English muffins and a variety of other non-expired baked goods — all for $1 per individual loaf or bag.
The family-owned business – a staple of Hawaii’s food industry for 170 years — was a casualty of the pandemic and shut down at the end of March. A family-owned bakery business headquartered in Oregon has arranged to keep making sliced bread and buns under the Love’s name for distribution throughout Hawaii.
The factory outlet, however, has been shuttered since, according to Oahu Auctions.
The sale takes place at the Love’s Bakery storefront at 911 Middle St. Any products not sold will be donated to Hawaii Foodbank.
Separately, equipment and various contents of the bakery’s physical plant are being sold off in a series of auctions as the plant is dismantled.
A collection of historical memorabilia and mementos that have been amassed through decades of operation is currently available online.
The public can expect to find unique Love’s-themed aloha shirts, logo polo shirts, celebrity promotional ads, vintage signs, artist renderings and other keepsakes. The online auction is already underway and ends at 6 p.m. Friday.
A separate auction for Love’s Bakery’s delivery trucks, trailers, cooling racks, platform carts, bread trays and commercial bakeware, is also happening concurrently and ends at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
“At the onset, we’re rolling out smaller, more manageable plant assets,” said Alicia Brandt of Oahu Auctions in a news release. “Ultimately, we will be auctioning off larger pieces of equipment such as the conveyor systems, large-scale commercial mixers, dough rounders, large stainless steel tanks, boilers and bagging and packaging systems. This auction phase should materialize by the end of July.”
For more details, visit OahuAuctions.com.