TELL US: Is the Possible Death of the Ding-Dong the End of an Era?
Reports are that Hostess is starting to close down after a labor dispute.
Devil Dogs. Twinkies. Hostess Cupcakes. Wonder Bread. Ding-dongs.
They could be gone forever, with reports that Hostess Brands, Inc., said today that it will sell off or close down its 82-year old business. Done in, says the CEO, by labor union action.
Hostess filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January.
The company has been challenged by not only by snarly labor relations, and a national strike by its second-largest labor union, but also, according to the Wall Street Journal, by consumers switching to healthier foods and high ingredient costs.
But the Journal says that Hostess has threatened liquidation before, and not followed through.
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