| Jan 10, 2012
| 7:34 AM
Times are tough for the maker of Twinkies.
Hostess Brands may file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Journal cites high labor and ingredient costs as the main forces pushing the company toward bankruptcy....
| Jan 12, 2012
| 4:56 AM
Neither bankruptcy nor a liquidation can kill iconic brands.
Before the ink was even dry on Hostess Brands' bankruptcy filing Wednesday morning, interested buyers were already digging into the potential value of the Hostess name and how Twinkie, Ding...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 9:04 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, is seeking bankruptcy protection, blaming its pension and medical benefits obligations, increased competition and tough economic conditions.
The Chapter 11 filing on...
| Oct 7, 2012
Remember how Hostess Brands, mired in its second bankruptcy in recent years, was going to let its unions vote on whether to accept the cuts management said were a prerequisite to avoiding liquidation?
An emphatic rejection by the Bakery, Confectionary,...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:49 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hostess Brands Inc. has notified the Indiana Department of Workforce Development it might close plants in 21 cities and lay off more than 850 employees working in bakeries, retail outlets or distributing Wonder bread, Twinkies...
| 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...
| Sep 9, 2012
Hostess Brands is nothing like a Twinkie.
The parent company's fate rests with a constituency that has grown hardened and sour.
Union members, taxed by the givebacks already granted to an employer that's operated in bankruptcy for all but three of the...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 10:47 AM
The maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread heads to court Tuesday to try to throw out its union contracts, in a battle that leaves the iconic baker's future very much in doubt.
Hostess Brands, which makes Ding Dongs and a variety of other sweet treats, is...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:35 AM
The number of people filing for unemployment benefits for the first time declined last week, a sign that the impact of Hurricane Sandy on jobs is starting to wane.
The Labor Department reported that 393,000 filed for initial jobless claims during the...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Hostess Brands Inc., in the midst of winding down its business, is hoping Thursday that a federal bankruptcy judge approves up to $1.75 million in bonuses for its executives.
The money is intended as an incentive for 19 top-level managers to stay on...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 12:48 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The future of Twinkies is virtually assured.
Hostess Brands Inc. got final approval for its wind-down plans in bankruptcy court Thursday, setting the stage for its roster of snack cakes to find a second life with new owners —...