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Hostess Bankruptcy

Twinkies Demand At Record High

AP | Posted 07.18.2013 | Business

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hostess Brands says demand for Twinkies and CupCakes is at a record high since the snack cakes returned to shelves less than three...

New Twinkies May Be Smaller Than They Were Before

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Twinkies are back, but they may be a bit smaller than you remember. The new boxes hitting shelves this week list the spongy yellow cakes ...

Hostess Kills Famous Twinkies Tagline

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business

It's the end of an era. The famed Hostess Twinkie tagline, "Hey, Where's The Cream Filling?" is no more, a company spokesperson confirmed to T...

Twinkies Are Coming Back Soon!

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 08.23.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Hostess is betting on a sweet comeback for Twinkies when they return to shelves next month. The company that went bankrupt after an acrim...

Hostess To Reopen!

AP | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business

EMPORIA, Kan. -- Hostess Brands LLC says it will reopen its eastern Kansas bakery this summer, with the hiring of an initial 250 people already underw...

Iconic Brand To Be Sold

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 05.12.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — The new buyers of Twinkies apparently developed a sweet tooth for Hostess snack cakes. Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co...

The Fate Of Devil Dogs Revealed

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Hostess has picked the maker of Little Debbie as the lead bidder for its Drake's cakes. According to a filing in U.S. bankruptcy cou...

LOOK: Here Is Proof That Twinkies Do Spoil

Posted 01.27.2013 | Business

A popular urban legend purports that Twinkies never rot. But one eBay user supposedly has evidence to refute this claim. Seller high_order1 is auc...

Little Debbie To The Rescue?

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 03.28.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — A published report says McKee Foods Corp. is offering to pay between $25 million to $30 million to acquire the Drake's brand from Ho...

Hostess Union Enlists Surprising Bedfellow

AP | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- The pension fund for one of Hostess Brands' unions has hired an investment bank to represent workers and pensioners as the maker of Twinki...

Companies Race To Save Iconic Hostess Brands

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 12.21.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Twinkies, Wonder Bread and Devil Dogs are likely to return to shelves in coming months, but probably not under the same owners. Hostess B...

Will Walmart Save The Twinkie?

Reuters | Olivia Oran | Posted 12.13.2012 | Business

Reuters) - Hostess Brands Inc, the bankrupt Twinkie and Wonder Bread maker, has received bids for assets being sold by about two dozen parties includi...

WATCH: 'SNL' Takes On Hostess Bankruptcy

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.09.2012 | Comedy

Unappreciated Hostess dessert the ding dong appeared on Saturday Night Live to discuss his frustrations over the attention another dessert has been re...

A Healthier Hostess?

Jessica Goldman Foung | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Jessica Goldman Foung

Most likely, the Twinkie will stay the Twinkie, and perhaps that is exactly how it should be. But the doors are now open to variation, a perfect opportunity to give this little yellow cake a healthier look.

Hostess To Ask For Executive Bonuses As Workers Lose Their Jobs

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- The future of Twinkies is virtually assured. Hostess Brands Inc. said Thursday that it's in talks with 110 potential buyers for its ico...

The Cooker Won't Make Muffins: Little Boy Has Tantrum When He Learns Of Hostess Bankruptcy

Posted 11.25.2012 | Parents

Many Hostess fans were sad when news of company's liquidation plans were made public. Perhaps no one was as disappointed, however, as this preschooler...

WATCH: Say Goodbye To All Your Favorite Snacks

Posted 11.23.2012 | Comedy

By now you've probably heard that Hostess, the popular pre-packaged dessert company, is closing down after failing to reach an agreement with striking...

WATCH: Twinkie-Stuffed Turkey, Anyone?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.21.2012 | Home

Oh, hey there. A turkey stuffed with Twinkies. We can't say we're surprised -- Thankgiving, after all, is the holiday embodiment of America's love aff...

Judge To Hostess: Liquidation Can Proceed

Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

Hostess's plan to wind down the company and sell off its assets has won interim approval from U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain. In a statement Ho...

Labor Union Unfairly Blamed for the Hostess Meltdown

David Macaray | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business
David Macaray

For Hostess, it's been one reckless, greedy move after another -- one management fiasco after another -- and yet they've been unwilling to blame themselves.

Hostess' Hopes Appear To Be Waning

Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

Hostess' bankruptcy mediation with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union has broken down, and the company p...

Matt Taibbi: 'Incompetent' Management Killed Hostess

Posted 11.20.2012 | Business

A little liquidation scare is no reason to mess with Twinkies, according to Matt Taibbi. The Rolling Stone contributor told MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Mo...

Conservative Gay Group Capitalizes On Twinkies Craze, Offers Free Cakes For Cash Donations

Posted 11.19.2012 | Gay Voices

GOProud, a conservative gay group, moved quickly to capitalize on the news that there may soon be a Twinkies shortage. Mere hours after news of Hostes...

Hipster Beer Company May Save The Twinkie

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business

The owner of a hipster-approved beer company may come to the rescue of a beloved classic snack. When Hostess announced plans to liquidate, fans of...

Don't Cry For Twinkies Just Yet

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business

DETROIT -- Twinkie lovers, relax. The tasty cream-filled golden spongecakes are likely to survive, even though their maker will be sold in bankruptcy...