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Hostess to Cease Bakery Operations

Talks between Hostess and its union have broken down, leading the company to move ahead with the liquidation process.

Hostess plans to continue its liquidation process after bankruptcy mediation with the Bakery, Confection and Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union has broken down, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Ho’s and Donettes said it failed to reach an agreement with its second-biggest union. Hopes that the yellow spongey cake with white filling would continue to live on for future generations were dashed when the court-ordered mediation failed.

The company will continue with its bankruptcy hearing on Wednesday, where a judge will decide if Hostess can cease operations, reports Fox News.

At stake are 18,000 jobs at 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, about 5,500 delivery routes and 570 bakery outlet stores throughout the nation.

A Hostess bakery outlet opened just several weeks ago in Glendora. The store ran out of Twinkies when news broke of Hostess’ planned closure, but customers continue to purchase remaining Hostess products in droves.

Lulu November 22, 2012 at 01:01 AM
So sad that the bakers union and Hostess couldn't reach an agreement. What a terrible time for so many people to be out of work.

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