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February 27, 2013

According to published reports, Flowers Foods is set to buy Hostess bread brands, including Wonder bread, for $360 million after no other bidder came forward with a competing offer, a source familiar with the sale acknowledged Wednesday.

NEW YORK — According to published reports, Flowers Foods is set to buy Hostess bread brands, including Wonder bread, for $360 million after no other bidder came forward with a competing offer, a source familiar with the sale acknowledged Wednesday.

According to a Reuters report, Hostess, which went bankrupt last year, was scheduled to host an auction on Thursday for the brands — which also include Butternut, Home Pride, Merita and Nature's Pride — but as no other bids were announced, the company will not go through with an auction.

December 14, 2012

Kroger and Walmart may be looking to buy up assets from bankrupt food company Hostess Brands, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Kroger and Walmart may be looking to buy up assets from bankrupt food company Hostess Brands, according to published reports.

December 11, 2012

Fans of "Zombieland" take heart — should the world come to an end, the last Twinkie will be available at a Chicago-area Jewel Osco.

ITASCA, Ill. — Fans of "Zombieland" take heart — should the world come to an end, the last Twinkie will be available at a Chicago-area Jewel Osco. 

Jewel-Osco, a Supervalu company, on Monday announced that beginning Tuesday morning the retailer will begin selling what are believed to be the last shipments of Hostess products. More than 20,000 boxes of Twinkies will be sold at regular price through select Chicago-area Jewel-Osco stores, the company stated. "Customers looking for Ding Dongs, Zingers and Orange Cupcakes will also be in luck."

November 16, 2012

Hostess Brands, the maker of Twinkies and Ho Ho's, is closing down amid a union strike that the company said forced it to halt operations.

IRVING, Texas — Hostess Brands, the maker of Twinkies and Ho Ho's, is closing down amid a union strike that the company said forced it to halt operations.

February 6, 2012

Hostess is making one of its limited-edition treats a full-time staple.

IRVING, Texas — Hostess is making one of its limited-edition treats a full-time staple.

The company said it has expanded its Twinkies line to include chocolate creme Twinkies. Available in multipack and single-serve options, the new Twinkies item is being rolled out to store shelves nationwide.

Chocolate creme Twinkies were first introduced last spring and have become part of the Hostess portfolio after positive consumer response, the company said.

January 11, 2012

The maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

NEW YORK — The maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Irving, Texas-based Hostess Brands carried $860 million in debt and also faced high labor costs and rising prices for sugar and other ingredients that exceeded its annual sales of about $2.5 billion, according to published reports. Hostess previously filed for bankruptcy protection in 2004 and emerged in 2009.

May 3, 2011

Consumers have helped Hostess add a new Twinkie flavor to its lineup.

IRVING, Texas — Consumers have helped Hostess add a new Twinkie flavor to its lineup.

Based on its Hostess Twinkie Mania sweepstakes, the snack brand will debut lemon meringue Twinkies next year for a limited time.

Lemon meringue edged out the raspberry tart, cookies 'n creme and blueberry pie flavors.

March 21, 2011

Hostess is going "old-school cool."

IRVING, Texas — Hostess is going "old-school cool."

For a limited time, the iconic snack cakes maker's treats, including chocolate cupcakes, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos, will tout retro packaging. Hostess also is bringing back the original banana Twinkie-filling recipe for a limited time.

February 24, 2011

Hostess is promoting its classic Twinkie snack with two limited-edition flavors.

IRVING, Texas — Hostess is promoting its classic Twinkie snack with two limited-edition flavors.

As part of Hostess' Twinkie Mania sweepstakes — in which Twinkie fans are being asked to vote for the newest flavor filling — the brand is introducing limited-edition Twinkies with chocolate creme and strawberry and creme fillings. The flavors now are available at retailers nationwide.