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Old 11-16-2012, 08:18 AM
 
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This should be interesting as the run for bread will start now. Since hostess is closing down that takes out significant portion of the bread market with it.

No more Wonder Bread, beefsteak, JJ Nissen, etc until the brands are sold.
They also make store branded bread. Anyone know if our local stores used Hostess ?
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:26 AM
 
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Really? I've been down a bread aisle. No shortage of choices, that's for sure. Could be why they went out of business. Outdated model. Healthy stuff taking up shelf space, pushing aside the old school sweets. Adapt or die in the marketplace. Hostess didn't. Damn, I'll miss those donettes though!
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:27 AM
 
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Really? I've been down a bread aisle. No shortage of choices, that's for sure. Could be why they went out of business. Outdated model. Healthy stuff taking up shelf space, pushing aside the old school sweets. Adapt or die in the marketplace. Hostess didn't. Damn, I'll miss those donettes though!
Well Hostess makes Wonder bread, JJ Nissen, Beefsteak and a lot of "healthy" bread brands too. What is in the pipeline will be sold, but after that its anyone's guess
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:30 AM
 
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Hostess told workers don't strike as they cannot afford the down time. Union said strike. Now 18,000 people will be standing in the Obama breadline. Another union job well done.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:34 AM
 
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Hostess is not going to dissapear, they are grying to declare bankruptcy, they will be bought out by someone who'll fire all the union workers, and you'll still get your twinkies. Chill.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:34 AM
 
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Hostess has been teetering on the brink for years. The union has had them hamstrung and now it's just easier to liquidate and sell-off assets. I think this will be a familiar theme during Obama 2, given the prez's affinity for labor.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:35 AM
 
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Hostess told workers don't strike as they cannot afford the down time. Union said strike. Now 18,000 people will be standing in the Obama breadline. Another union job well done.
Take your spin to the political forum, Jr.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:37 AM
 
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Hostess is not going to dissapear, they are grying to declare bankruptcy, they will be bought out by someone who'll fire all the union workers, and you'll still get your twinkies. Chill.
They were already in bankruptcy since Jan 2012. The bakers union went on strike last week. hostess said you have to come back to work or we are liquidating. Well they are liquidating. No more production effective immediately.

See www.hostessbrands.info for more info.

Main hostess.com site is down.

I'm sure the brands will be sold, but production will take a while with a new producer. meanwhile, we'll have shortage in bread products.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:39 AM
 
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I can't image life without Twinkie's....

They are one of my favorite non-food items...
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:40 AM
 
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I can't image life without Twinkie's....

They are one of my favorite non-food items...
I'm not even concerned about the loss of Twinkies and snacks.

The bread side of Hostess produces a lot of bread brands, more than just Wonder and we dont know how many store brands they produced either.
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