Amoroso’s baking the ‘leading roll’ in New Jersey soon

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 The Amoroso's Bakery in Southwest Philadelphia (Brian Hickey/WHYY)

The Amoroso's Bakery in Southwest Philadelphia (Brian Hickey/WHYY)

A famous name in baking is moving out of Philadelphia and taking 200 jobs to South Jersey. 

Amoroso’s bakery has been a neighborhood fixture in Southwest Philadelphia for five decades, but by the end of the year, operations are expected to move to Bellmawr, New Jersey, just off Route 42.   Amoroso’s operations will merge with those of an Atlantic City baker at the new plant, said spokeswoman Christine Reimert.

“In order to update and better automate the business for the future, the Amoroso family and Mulloy family, which has operated the Ginsburg Bakery in Atlantic City, have entered into an agreement to create a new operation that will be operated as 151 Foods,” she said.

Camden County Freeholder Jeff Nash said New Jersey offered more than $20 million in tax credits for the move.

“Over the past five years. through the New Jersey State Grow program, there have been more than a dozen businesses who have located to Camden City and Camden County,” Nash said.

The Amoroso workers will have the opportunity to apply for positions at the new bakery that,  like the old one, will be unionized.

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