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Wal-Mart, Kroger said to be bidding for Twinkies maker Hostess
Wal-Mart, Kroger said to be bidding for Twinkies maker Hostess

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Ralph’s owner Kroger Co. and Sara Lee parent Grupo Bimbo are all said to be in the running to buy up assets from liquidating Twinkies maker Hostess, according to a report this week. The companies, along with Midwest baked products distributor Alpha Baking Co., are bidding to pick up all or parts of Hostess, according to Bloomberg News. The report cites an anonymous source familiar with negotiations. “There are rumors about Wal-Mart all the time and we just don’t comment on them,” said Wal-Mart spokesman Randy Hargrove in an email. Kroger, Bimbo and Alpha could not immediately be reached for comment. Lance Ignon, a spokesman for Hostess,...

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