Hostess Brands

Wonder bread returning to shelves

NEW YORK (AP) — Wonder bread is back almost a year after it vanished from shelves. Flowers Foods Inc., which bought Wonder from the now-defunct Hostess Brands, says the bread started returning to supermarket shelves […]

09/23/2013

A tour group enters the vault exhibit containing the “secret recipe” for Coca-Cola at the World of Coca-Cola museum, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Is Coke the same as it was 127 years ago? Maybe

ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola keeps the recipe for its 127-year-old soda inside an imposing steel vault that’s bathed in red security lights. Several cameras monitor the area to make sure the fizzy formula stays a […]

08/26/2013

Twinkie

Twinkies may be smaller than people recall

NEW YORK (AP) — Twinkies are back, but they may be a bit smaller than you remember. The new owners of Hostess have leaner operating costs now that they’re no longer using unionized workers. It […]

07/15/2013

Twinkie

Twinkies to last longer than many may remember

NEW YORK (AP) — Twinkies don’t last forever, but they’ll have more staying power than most people remember when they return to shelves next week. Hostess Brands LLC says the spongy yellow cakes will have […]

07/08/2013

Twinkie

Twinkies maker has plenty of suitors

NEW YORK (AP) – It looks like we haven’t seen the last of the Twinkie. Hostess Brands says it’s in talks with 110 potential buyers for the product lines that it makes — including Twinkies, […]

11/29/2012

Hostess

Hostess to seek approval for executive bonuses

NEW YORK (AP) – Hostess Brands Inc. plans to ask for a judge’s approval Thursday to give its top executives bonuses totaling up to $1.8 million as part of its wind-down plans. The maker of […]

11/29/2012

Judge asks Hostess to mediate with union

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) – Twinkies won’t die that easily after all. Hostess Brands Inc. and its second largest union will go into mediation to try and resolve their differences, meaning the company won’t go […]

11/19/2012

What happens if Twinkies really do go away?

By J.M. Hirsch, AP Food Editor Let’s not panic. We all know that Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Wonder bread and the rest of Hostess Brands’ oddly everlasting foods aren’t going away any time soon, even if […]

11/16/2012

Hostess moves to liquidate after crippling strike

NEW YORK (AP) – Twinkies may not last forever after all. Hostess Brands Inc., which makes Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread and other snacks, filed a motion Friday with U.S. Bankruptcy Court seeking permission to shutter […]

11/16/2012

Hostess closing 3 bakeries following strike

  IRVING, Texas (AP) – Hostess Brands Inc. is permanently closing three bakeries following a nationwide strike by its bakers union. The Texas-based maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs says the strike has prevented it […]

11/12/2012

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