LEWISTON — Lepage Bakers unveiled some changes to the company’s outlet store Wednesday — brighter looks inside and longer hours.

“The company really finds that the bakery outlets are a great value for the company and the community,” said Kevin Clements, retail sales manager for Lepage Bakeries New England. “They definitely like to invest in them and make them a better shopping experience.”

Clements said the company, now owned by Georgia-based Flowers Food, fully remodeled the outlet’s interior, including new floors, new painting and more modern shelves.

“It had not been revitalized for many years, and the company wanted to reinvest in something that is so local to the community and so close to the bakery,” Clements said.

The company has operated the outlet store on the southwestern corner of their Cedar Street lot for 30 years. The outlet store is reached off Locust Street.

The store sells Country Kitchen breads and Barowsky’s breads, rolls and doughnuts that are returned from groceries, as well as overbaked goods from the company’s Lewiston kitchens, for a discount.

“We are really happy to be here,” Clements said. “We’ve been in Lewiston for 110 years and we hope to be here for many more years with this investment.”

The company also added three new jobs at the outlet, increasing staffing from one employee to four.

The outlet will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Flowers Foods of Georgia purchased the Lepage Bakeries last May for $370 million. That deal was good for Lepage’s three bakeries — two bakeries on Park and Canal streets in Lewiston and one in Brattleboro, Vt. — that together employ 550 people.

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