The sad news:
Mother's Cookies abruptly shut down
I don't get that last part. Rising prices for raw material and fuel? Then raise your prices just like every other company faced with the same problems. Was there a price line that they felt they couldn't cross?
Mother's Cookies, an Oakland institution for 92 years, has been shuttered, its owner seeking bankruptcy protection for the company.
The ending was abrupt: Workers for the company, which shifted its baking and distribution operations to plants in Ohio and Canada in 2006, told workers Friday that operations would cease and cookies would no longer be made as of Monday.
The company cited rising prices for raw materials and fuel, and on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
Goodbye Iced Raisin Cookies, Taffy Sandwich Cookies, Iced Circus Animals...
Goodbye, Archway cookies.
They weren't the best cookies in the world, but they were what my mom could afford at the Naval Commissary when she wanted to put a "treat" in our school lunches. When we were kids, my mom always baked her own homemade cookies so isn't it funny that we thought of store-bought cookies as a "treat"?
Will another company buy Mother's Cookies? Or will they fade into history?