The BakersBodega Story
BakersBodega, established in 2009, can trace its origins all the way back to the businesses of the Lopez family that have served California and Baja California since 1967.
Our founder, Leopoldo Lopez Jr., started out in his family business back in 1965. In a grocery store serving the border town of San Ysidro and soon grew to include a wholesale division. The wholesale division of the store took off and by 1981, the company purchased a warehouse facility to house it.
In 1992, their company, now called Hermanos Lopez, expanded into Baja California in Mexico with a new arm of the company; Bodegas Herlomex. It was at this time that a strong relationship between Bodegas Herlomex and Westco formed, as Bodegas Herlomex was among the first suppliers of Westco products in Mexico.
Fast forward to 2008, Leopoldo Lopez Jr., his sons and daughters (Rosa, Gloria, Armando, Leopoldo III, Carlos, and Geovani) partnered with BakeMark USA. The newly formed corporation, Coast 2 Coast Foods, Inc. DBA BakerBodega was formed. The project would be operated by Leopoldo's eldest grandson Emmanuel Rodriguez. BakersBodega was finally born in Pico Rivera and has been serving people from all over the area ever since.
Now, with the new ecommerce-friendly website, BakersBodega is entering into its newest phase, offering its complete product line available for ordering over the internet.
Meet the Managers: Emmanuel and Daniella Rodriguez.
Emmanuel Rodriguez helped establish the first BakersBodega outlet store operated by Coast 2 Coast Foods, Inc. in Pico Rivera, California. As its manager, his duties included identifying the Pico Rivera location, designing and purchasing fixtures, managing the build-out of the store, hiring and training the store staff and managing the purchasing from BakeMark USA and other suppliers. He is transitioning into a full-time management position with the franchiser, and will contribute his hands-on operating experience to developing our new franchisees.
Daniella Rodriguez is the Education and Marketing Director for her family's business, BakersBodega. She is eager to share and bring forth what BakersBodega has to offer to Bakeries, doughnut Shops, Panaderias, Gelatin Artists, and to home bakers. Daniella hopes to share the ingredients, supplies, and education needed by creative and innovative bakers and decorators in the fast-growing and flourishing baking industry.