Established in 1901, Aunt Millie's Bakeries is a family-owned company that operates a chain of bakery stores throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Its stores feature breads, buns, muffins, bagels, dinner rolls and croutons. The company operates a research and development department that develops new products, surveys new bakery trends and determines consumer opinion. Aunt Millie's Bakeries employs a staff of more than 2,000 people and distributes its products under several brands throughout the United States. The company is affiliated with the American Bakers Association, Grain Foods Foundation and Wheat Foods Council. Headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind., Aunt Millie's Bakeries maintains a location in Plymouth, Mich.