Good Eats: Hostess Brands Liquidation (Say Goodbye To Twinkies)
Hostess Brands Inc. says it’s going out of business after striking workers across the country crippled its ability to make its Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread and other snacks.
The company had warned employees that it would file a motion with U.S. Bankruptcy Court Friday seeking permission to shutter its operations and sell assets if plants didn’t resume normal operations by a Thursday evening deadline. The closing would mean the loss of about 18,500 jobs.
CEO Gregory Rayburn:
“Many people have worked incredibly long and hard to keep this from happening, but now Hostess Brands has no other alternative than to begin the process of winding down and preparing for the sale of our iconic brands,”