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Memo From Zume CEO Says No More Pizza, Just Packaging

This afternoon, Crunchbase News obtained a letter from Zume CEO Alex Garden to his staff, explaining that Zume Pizza has effectively shuttered, as it doubles down on “compostable molded-fiber packaging.” The company said that only 53 percent of its workforce was laid off, as opposed to earlier reports of 80 percent.

In June, Crunchbase News wrote a story about Zume’s acquisition of Camarillo-based Pivot Packaging.

Zume has also acquired Pivot’s 10-person staff, Garden told me back in June.

In regards to the resulting layoffs, Garden said the following in the memo to staff.

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