| Jan 11, 2012
| 9:04 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, is seeking bankruptcy protection, blaming its pension and medical benefits obligations, increased competition and tough economic conditions.
The Chapter 11 filing on...
| Oct 7, 2012
Remember how Hostess Brands, mired in its second bankruptcy in recent years, was going to let its unions vote on whether to accept the cuts management said were a prerequisite to avoiding liquidation?
An emphatic rejection by the Bakery, Confectionary,...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:49 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hostess Brands Inc. has notified the Indiana Department of Workforce Development it might close plants in 21 cities and lay off more than 850 employees working in bakeries, retail outlets or distributing Wonder bread, Twinkies...
| May 29, 2012
| 12:42 PM
Hostess Brands Inc. may be known for sweet treats such as Twinkies and Ding Dongs, but its bankruptcy restructuring plans are serving up a sour deal for local workers.
The company plans to close its operations on 6325 San Fernando Road, laying off 25...
| Sep 9, 2012
Hostess Brands is nothing like a Twinkie.
The parent company's fate rests with a constituency that has grown hardened and sour.
Union members, taxed by the givebacks already granted to an employer that's operated in bankruptcy for all but three of the...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 10:47 AM
The maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread heads to court Tuesday to try to throw out its union contracts, in a battle that leaves the iconic baker's future very much in doubt.
Hostess Brands, which makes Ding Dongs and a variety of other sweet treats, is...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:35 AM
The number of people filing for unemployment benefits for the first time declined last week, a sign that the impact of Hurricane Sandy on jobs is starting to wane.
The Labor Department reported that 393,000 filed for initial jobless claims during the...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:38 AM
Hostess Brands Inc. and its second largest union will go into mediation Tuesday with the goal of keeping the company in business.
The news came Monday after Hostess moved to liquidate and sell off its assets in bankruptcy court following a week-long...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 12:23 PM
PETOSKEY -- As if snagged by Twinkie the Kid's lasso, Hostess snack cakes have been disappearing rapidly from Petoskey grocery stores since their manufacturer's announcement late last week that it would be ceasing production.
"They were pretty much...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 12:58 PM
Hostess Brands and a key union agreed Monday to try to mediate their dispute in coming days -- an unexpected development that could spare the company from permanently shutting down.
The Bakery Workers union, which represents 5,000 of the 18,500...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 12:48 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The future of Twinkies is virtually assured.
Hostess Brands Inc. got final approval for its wind-down plans in bankruptcy court Thursday, setting the stage for its roster of snack cakes to find a second life with new owners —...