Hostess with the Almost ‘ess // November 16th 2012.
© Donald Bajohr
American Bakery Hostess Brands has announced its doors are closed today. Unable to survive a Bakery Union Strike, Hostess Brands have begun liquidating its assets. Chief Executive officer Gregory F. Rayburn stated: “We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike,”…“Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.”
I visited the Wonder Bread Hostess Outlet in Henrietta, NY. Fans of Hostess brands have begun stopping in to get, what may be, their last chance at a twinkie, or cupcake.