I am translating a document into English, and I need to find the word for a large facility that produces and distributes baked goods (wholesale, to distributors).

Can I use the word "bakery"? To me, this invokes a bakery on a city street that sells bread and cakes to individual customers. Are there better words for this?

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    A bakery can be a small closet or an enormous factory.
    – Hot Licks
    May 12, 2015 at 12:25
  • If you need to distinguish it, call it a commercial or industrial bakery. Or just a factory.
    – keshlam
    May 13, 2015 at 2:00

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Bakery refers to:

  • A place where products such as bread, cake, and pastries are baked or sold. Also called bakeshop. (AHD).

To refer to the production and warehouse processes, I think you can use the expression:

Bakery production facility.

Bakery Production Facility for D.....’ Donuts at Sharjah Industrial Area

  • Located at the Sharjah Industrial Area, this kitchen and warehouse is the largest doughnut production facility outside the United States.

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