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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...

Hostess To Sell Wonder Bread

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Hostess has found a new home for its most popular breads, including the iconic Wonder bread. The bankrupt maker of Twinkies, Devil Dogs...

A Savior For Twinkies?

AP | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The makers of Thomas' English muffins and Tastykake snacks are emerging as the two of the bidders for Wonder Bread and other Hostess...

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...

The 4 Biggest Food Stories of the Year (And What They Taught Us)

Andy Bellatti | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Last year, I wrapped up the year in food and nutrition stories with a detailed chronological summary. This time, I want to highlight four of the year's most significant events in the realm of food, food politics, and nutrition -- and the lessons they imparted.

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...

Nation's 'Final' Shipment Of Twinkies Arrives In Chicago

Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago

What is "believed to be" the last shipment of Hostess Brand's iconic Twinkies in the country will hit the shelves in Chicago beginning Tuesday morning...

Report: Hostess Diverted Wages Meant For Pensions

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

Hostess Brands acknowledged for the first time in a news report Monday that the company diverted workers' pension money for other company uses. Th...

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...

Bonnie Kavoussi

How Hostess's CEO Dodges A Company-Wide Pay Cut

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business

The acting CEO of Hostess Brands, the failed Twinkies-maker, will not take part in a company-wide pay cut. Though he imposed an 8 percent pay cut f...

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.

Party Like It's 1980

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.30.2012 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Why We Should Be Hosting Slackers

Diane Kline | Posted 01.29.2013 | Fifty
Diane Kline

Blame it on the Food Network or Colin Cowie's articles in O Magazine, but we feel compelled to be the perfect hostess. Not only have women bought into impossible expectations, we perpetuate them.

Hostess Twinkies and Three Lessons About Brand & Innovation

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business
Joseph F. Coughlin

Despite demonstrating little product innovation, Hostess survived for decades. Today consumers expect something new at Internet speed.

How Ding Dongs Made Me Rich

Neal Frankle | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business
Neal Frankle

My experience tells me that lack of knowledge isn't the main reason why we don't end up where we want to be financially. The problem is lack of willingness to do what it takes. This sounds cold and harsh I know. But it is true for both you and me.

Maryland's 'Bread Man' Stocks Up On Unusual Commodity

The Capital | Sara Blumberg | Posted 01.24.2013 | DC

Jim Bowen is known simply as the "Bread Man." For the last 26 years, the Glen Burnie resident has stocked his car with as much Hostess bread as he co...

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 | Food

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...

Companies Race To Save The Twinkie

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business

* Hostess expects to wind down over next year * Lawyers, advisers see "flood" of interest in brands By Martinne Geller a...

A "Snack Cake" Like You (VIDEO)

Jennifer Koppelman Hutt | Posted 01.21.2013 | Comedy
Jennifer Koppelman Hutt

Here is my take on the potential demise of the Twinkie. How do you feel about it? ...

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...

Catherine New

Health Experts Wish Twinkie Would Die Already

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business

The prospect of a Twinkie-free future has provoked longing for a mythologized American past, as if artificially sweetened cream and dyed yellow cake w...

Save the Twinkies!

Phil Perrier | Posted 01.19.2013 | Comedy
Phil Perrier

The changing economy has claimed more than a few victims -- such as Blockbuster Video and Woolworths -- but no, please God, not the Twinkie!