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    No more Twinkies or Ding Dongs?

    IRVING, Texas Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business.

    The Irving, Texas based company today asked a court's permission to close down a week after its bakers union went on strike.

    Bakery operations have been suspended at all plants. Most of its 18,500 workers will be laid off and the company will try to sell its assets. Hostess has 33 bakeries and 565 distribution centers. The company has issued layoff notices to 390 North Jersey workers, according to a report on NorthJersey.com. Hostess told 320 workers at its Wayne bakery and 70 at its outlet store in Carlstadt that the layoffs will take effect July 3, the report said.

    Hostess closed three of its 36 plants permanently Monday, blaming the strike, and about 13 plants operated "unsustainably" this week because of worker shortages, Chief Executive Officer Gregory Rayburn said Thursday. The bakers union has "made no demands, and in fact they stopped returning our calls about a month ago," he said.
    Hostess, maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, to go out of business | NJ.com




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    I hope all these employees remember to blame the union for this. I doubt they will though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    I hope all these employees remember to blame the union for this. I doubt they will though.
    Nah,, they will blaim Bush. No problem, with all the giveaways the Nobama is giving out, they will be better off, these handouts are tax free. See my posta on Jenna's "Battle over how to keep US economy from going over "fiscal cliff" begins"

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    I don't care who's to blame! No more Twinkies is simply another sign of the impending apocalypse!
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    I'm not anti-union in general (hell, I belong to one, although the FOP is not techinically a union in that we can't strike), but I am anti-bully. Hell, even the Teamsters were like, "Uhh, they're not bluffing dude. Back off."
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    I WANT MY TWINKIES!


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    My store's Hostess display was annihilated. Many people were standing near the empty shelves on their cell phones sobbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post
    My store's Hostess display was annihilated. Many people were standing near the empty shelves on their cell phones sobbing.
    Twinkie hoarders!




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    I'm sure they'l sell the brand and recipes off, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic View Post
    I'm sure they'l sell the brand and recipes off, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic View Post
    I'm sure they'l sell the brand and recipes off, right?
    My guess is that they will. Twinkies and Wonder Bread are iconic, if Hostess really does shut down they'll be able to pretty much name their price for those items.




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    One of the strikers the news interviewed said he believed another company will make the products & all the workers will get jobs at those companies. How naive. This was a gamble & the strikers lost.

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    [QUOTE=Buttercup;603095]Twinkie hoarders![/QUOTE
    Considering they have a loger half-life than uranium.........
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    they had some great snack foods. Im going to miss them.

 

 

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