Nov 16, 2012
Though Hostess Brands announced Friday it is closing — blaming a strike by its bakers union, although the company already was in bankruptcy — it seems entirely reasonable to assume someone else is going to be making Devil Dogs, Ho Ho’s and Sno Balls at some point.
The company’s announcement that it is shuttering its 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers and other associated businesses, costing jobs to 18,000 workers, also says that Hostess will be selling its snack cake and bread brands. So don’t you get too cocky, Little Debbie.
You would think those brands, such a well-known part of American culture, would draw plenty of interest. Plus, consider this: With two states having legalized recreational use of marijuana, is this really a time not to be making Twinkies?