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Supervalu reports run on Twinkies, Hostess treats

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  • Do financial woes for Hostess mean goodbye to the Twinkie?

    Do financial woes for Hostess mean goodbye to the Twinkie?

    Saturday, November 17 2012 4:03 PM EST2012-11-17 21:03:13 GMT
    Despite their popular products, Hostess as a brand is not doing so great. The company filed for bankruptcy in January, and again last week. Hostess' CEO said nothing could be done but shut everything
    Despite their popular products, Hostess as a brand is not doing so great. The company filed for bankruptcy in January, and again last week. Hostess' CEO said nothing could be done but shut everything

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota grocery chain says Twinkies and other Hostess snacks are flying off the shelves as the manufacturer shuts down.

Eden Prairie-based Supervalu owns 44 Cub Foods stores in Minnesota. Spokesman Michael Siemienas told Minnesota Public Radio they've seen a surge in people purchasing Hostess products like Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread.

Siemienas says the stores won't be resupplied with Hostess products, so once the supplies are gone, they're gone.

Hostess Brands Inc. filed a motion Friday with a federal bankruptcy court, seeking permission to shut down. The move comes after the company says striking workers across the country crippled its ability to maintain production.

The company plans to liquidate its assets starting Tuesday, but some products are expected to find a second life with other manufacturers.

 

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