| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Wonder Bread will soon be back on store shelves in the Chicago area.
Flowers Foods purchased Wonder and four other bread brands from the bankrupt Hostess Brands’ last year, along with 20 bakeries, for $360 million. Flowers Foods, which makes...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Four of America's best-known bread brands, including the classic Wonder bread, return to grocery store shelves across the country this week. Flowers Foods acquired the brands from Old HB, Inc. (formerly Hostess Brands) in July. The brands have been off...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:03 AM
There's a great line in "Cool Hand Luke" to the tune of "No man can eat 50 eggs." Well Paul Newman's Luke proves the man wrong in what may have been the pinnacle of competitive eating...until now, because this past weekend at Bally’s Casino in...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Ohio-based retailer Big Lots will soon sell Twinkies, Ding Dongs and other Hostess brand snacks at steep discounts.
The closeout chain announced Monday it will become the official discount retailer for Hostess snacks, filling a gap left by the...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Maybe it was the rise of kouign amann -- the uber-buttery, caramelized "it" pastry from Brittany -- and better access to fresh-baked baguettes that lately has helped reinvigorate an Angeleno culture of neighborhood bakeries, all butter and sugar and love....
| Dec 30, 2012
It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.
Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Snack food lovers may have their Twinkie hunger soothed by this summer if Hostess Brands’ emergence from bankruptcy moves along, according to a Chicago Tribune story by Samantha Bomkamp. Until then, as a sidebar to the story notes, at least five...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Twinkies are slimming down, just in time for their close-up.
As Twinkies show up on store shelves nationwide again, consumers may notice something different -- and not just the packaging touting the "sweetest comeback." The new line of Twinkies will...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Twinkies, reintroduced with a longer shelf life, are hitting Walmart's shelves ahead of schedule. The Hostess snack cakes, which will be available widely Monday, were spotted at stores in Florida and elsewhere as early as today.
Calls to Southern...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 4:20 PM
Looks like it’ll be a bake sale after all. Hostess Brands Inc. said Tuesday afternoon that mediation efforts with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers Union were about as successful as a Twinkie without the cream filling.
| Nov 19, 2012
| 1:25 PM
There may be hope for Twinkies after all: Hostess Brands Inc. and its striking union agreed to a mediation that will forestall the company’s planned liquidation for the time being.
At a bankruptcy court hearing Monday in New York, 82-year-old...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Hostess Brands Inc. will start selling off the rights to Twinkies, Ding Dongs and other baked brands after a federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved its plan for an “orderly wind-down.”
The company will also start shrinking its...