Pennant Foods, a provider of specialty bakery products and solutions to the foodservice and retail industry, will purchase a portion of General Mills Bakeries and Foodservice frozen bread dough business. The sale includes four manufacturing facilities in Bakersfield, Calif.; Hazleton, Pa.; Montreal, Quebec; and Vinita, Okla.

The acquisition will increase Pennant's production capacity for some of its core focus product lines. Pennant is part of the Fresh Start Bakeries Family of Companies, which operates more than 25 bakeries worldwide.

"The addition of these capabilities will greatly enhance Pennant's ability to serve the growing needs of our key customers, as well as open new markets to the company," said Jim Clough, president of Pennant, in a statement.