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Old 11-16-2012, 07:10 AM  
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Say Goodbye to Twinkies and Wonderbread

Sad to see this happen...

Twinkies Maker Hostess Going Out of Business
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/national-...179643161.html
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:45 AM   #91
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Great article from Fortune on the Hostess saga.

http://management.fortune.cnn.com/20...kies-bankrupt/


This is from the first line of that article. Writing doesn't get any better than this:

"Those Twinkies on your cupboard shelf may last forever. But the company that makes them may not."
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:49 AM   #92
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It's going to be weird as **** going in the grocery store and not seeing these products taking up half the bakery aisle.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:52 AM   #93
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I need to buy a couple boxes of Chocodiles and put them in the freezer.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:53 AM   #94
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I need to buy a couple boxes of Chocodiles and put them in the freezer.
Is this going to be like the fear for Gun bans?


Everybody is going to stock up on stuff cupcakes and twinkies to resale later?
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:55 AM   #95
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Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation Benefits expires next month. Depending on the state, people are only going to get like 6 months of benefits.
Did not know that. That's encouraging. Until they extend it.

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It's going to be weird as **** going in the grocery store and not seeing these products taking up half the bakery aisle.
I think the intellectual property of the brand and the recipes will be purchased, but I doubt they pick up the bakeries, employees, and distribution. At least in total. It won't matter too much to the consumer, but it is a kick in the balls to the economy of these towns.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:56 AM   #96
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Is this going to be like the fear for Gun bans?


Everybody is going to stock up on stuff cupcakes and twinkies to resale later?


I hope not.
As others have said, I can't see these brands going away even for a day. Hell, who knows? The union may straighten out and accept the new terms.

What is the legal reason the company can't shitcan the union workers and hire them or anyone else as non-union under a bk then re-org? Anyone?
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:05 AM   #97
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What is the legal reason the company can't shitcan the union workers and hire them or anyone else as non-union under a bk then re-org? Anyone?
This is obviously what the new company will do.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:08 AM   #98
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So Twinkies can survive a nuclear holocaust, but not a second Obama administration? Hmmm
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:12 AM   #99
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This is obviously what the new company will do.
Thanks Brock.
It seems the only way to go but I'm not aware if there are legal implications in terms of breaking a bargaining unit in this manner.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:20 AM   #100
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I went out yesterday and bought a couple packs of Twinkies, some blueberry mini muffins, and a hostess apple pie. I ate one 2 pack of the Twinkies and regretted the purchase.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:25 AM   #101
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:45 AM   #102
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I'm pretty confident those well known products and product names will be bought out of bankruptcy by another bakery company and marketed and sold by them. Doubt you've seen your last Twinkie.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:00 PM   #103
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You'd also be surprised at the extent of their private label business. It will be interesting to see who picks up that million miles of slack... if it's possible.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:03 PM   #104
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I'm pretty confident those well known products and product names will be bought out of bankruptcy by another bakery company and marketed and sold by them. Doubt you've seen your last Twinkie.
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