| Feb 10, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Need a Twinkie fix? Now you can get one at 25 percent off.
Big Lots stores are now serving as official Hostess Thrift Outlets, replacing the snack cake maker's closed thrift stores.
The closeout retailer, which has stores throughout the Baltimore...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Ohio-based retailer Big Lots will soon sell Twinkies, Ding Dongs and other Hostess brand snacks at steep discounts.
The closeout chain announced Monday it will become the official discount retailer for Hostess snacks, filling a gap left by the...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 1:03 PM
I was working on a masterpiece about the Republicans reaching out to Latinos, but this far more important story broke while I was in mid-scribble.
A colleague observed that had Hostess Brands announced it was going out of business two weeks ago,...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 8:14 AM
Dyana and Adam Steely plan to open Extraordinary Cupcakes, a new cupcake shop on Richmond Road in Williamsburg. Early January is the projected opening date.
Adam Steely is currently co-owner and general manager of Blue Talon Bistro off Merchants Square....
| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:17 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Ralph’s owner Kroger Co. and Sara Lee parent Grupo Bimbo are all said to be in the running to buy up assets from liquidating Twinkies maker Hostess, according to a report this week.
The companies, along with Midwest baked...
| Dec 30, 2012
It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.
Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
| May 29, 2012
| 12:42 PM
Hostess Brands Inc. may be known for sweet treats such as Twinkies and Ding Dongs, but its bankruptcy restructuring plans are serving up a sour deal for local workers.
The company plans to close its operations on 6325 San Fernando Road, laying off 25...
| Jul 22, 2012
The cupcake was once all innocence: a stub of cake, a swirl of frosting. On a dressy day, adorned with a sprinkle.
It worked the birthday-party circuit for the under-6 crowd. It didn't mind. It was the sidekick, junior, the kid in the pastel pan liner....
| Nov 12, 2012
| 11:11 AM
Bankrupt Twinkies maker Hostess Brands Inc. has some hard choices to make after spending the weekend dealing with worker strikes.
On Friday, Hostess-employed members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 6:13 AM
NEW YORK -- Twinkies may last forever, but the same can’t be said for the company that makes the cream-filled sponge cake. Hostess Brands Inc., the company that makes Twinkies and Wonder Bread, has asked a judge for permission to go out of...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 10:02 AM
Every junk food junkie in America is watching closely as Hostess Brands -- locked in a dispute with striking workers -- threatens to go out of business. I was never a big fan of Twinkies, but I've eaten more than my share of Hostess Cupcakes -- topped...