Twinkies http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Twinkies Sale To Pabst Beer Owner Approved By Judge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/twinkies-sale-pabst-beer-owner-approved-judge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The process that started with strikes and Hostess bakery shutdowns (</span><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hostess-closing-st-louis-facility-two-others-following-strike" style="line-height: 1.5;">including one in St. Louis</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">) has made another step forward.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of </span>Twinkies<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to a pair of investment firms.</span></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:14:02 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 10334 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Twinkies Sale To Pabst Beer Owner Approved By Judge 'Twinkie Panic' Over? New Brand Owner Says Cakes Coming Back http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/twinkie-panic-over-new-brand-owner-says-cakes-coming-back <p><em>Updated 2:26 p.m.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hostess is moving ahead with plans to sell its </span>Twinkies<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and other snack cakes to two investment firms after no other competitive offers were made.</span></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:03:05 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 10128 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Twinkie Panic' Over? New Brand Owner Says Cakes Coming Back Twinkies And PBR Together? A Deal May Be Near http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/twinkies-and-pbr-together-deal-may-be-near <p>The announcement from Hostess that it would be<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hostess-closing-st-louis-facility-two-others-following-strike"> shutting down three of its bakeries</a> (St. Louis, Seattle and Cincinnati) and then, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/no-more-twinkies-hostess-brands-shutting-down">shutting down as a company entirely</a>, evoked a "<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-grocers-we-expect-be-out-twinkies-within-24-hours">Twinkie panic.</a>"</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:09:27 +0000 Kelsey Proud 8803 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Twinkies And PBR Together? A Deal May Be Near Hostess Ordered Back Into Mediation With Union http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hostess-ordered-back-mediation-union <p>A bankruptcy judge in New York has ordered Hostess Brands Incorporated back into mediation with its second-largest union, meaning for the time being the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread will not shut down.</p><p>The company had begun the process of liquidating its assets following a Nov. 9 strike by its bakers' union.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Hostess plant in St. Louis employed 360 people before it was closed last week.</p><p>Dave Douglas has worked for the company for 28 years and says he can’t afford to give up any more in wage and benefits to keep the job.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 23:24:15 +0000 Adam Allington 6608 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hostess Ordered Back Into Mediation With Union Missouri Grocers: 'We Expect To Be Out Of Twinkies Within 24 Hours' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-grocers-we-expect-be-out-twinkies-within-24-hours <p>Grocery&nbsp;stores across Missouri are running out of Twinkies and other Hostess products, following<a href="http://hostessbrands.com/Closing.aspx"> today’s announcement </a>that the company is going out of business.</p><p>Shoppers had already been snapping up Twinkies, Ding Dongs and other Hostess-made snacks prior to the announcement that the company was closing.&nbsp; Lori Willis is spokeswoman for the St. Louis-based Schnucks grocery chain.&nbsp; She says they expect to completely run out of Hostess snack products by Saturday.</p><p>“As a retailer, this is the very last thing you want to hear, that you’re not going to be able to meet the needs of your customers, so we’re working very hard with a lot of other suppliers to make sure that we can fill in where we can," Willis said.</p><p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 23:31:55 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6532 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Grocers: 'We Expect To Be Out Of Twinkies Within 24 Hours'