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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:23 AM

Hostess Has Shut Down Its Website

Here's what's on the home page:

Hostess Brands is Closed.

We are sorry to announce that Hostess Brands, Inc. has been forced by a Bakers Union strike to shut down all operations and sell all company assets. For more information, go to hostessbrands.info. Thank you for all of your loyalty and support over the years.


See for yourself at:

http://hostessbrands.com

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Reply Hostess Has Shut Down Its Website (Original post)
MineralMan Nov 2012 OP
MineralMan Nov 2012 #1
hedgehog Nov 2012 #2
MineralMan Nov 2012 #4
Cal Carpenter Nov 2012 #3
MineralMan Nov 2012 #5
slackmaster Nov 2012 #6
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #7
PD Turk Nov 2012 #8
JohnnyRingo Nov 2012 #9
demwing Nov 2012 #10
longship Nov 2012 #11
Brickbat Nov 2012 #12

Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:25 AM

1. This may well be a bluff, though.

The rest of the site still exists, but the home page re-directs to this page.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:25 AM

2. Vulture capitalism strikes again!

"The Board of Directors authorized the wind down of Hostess Brands to preserve and maximize the value of the estate"

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:26 AM

4. So it seems.

They've been in a financial disaster zone for a long time. They're using this excuse to bail, I think.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:26 AM

3. Take your golden parachutes and fuck off

Blaming the workers. Fucking fuckhead asshole vultures.

Another victory for capitalism

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Response to Cal Carpenter (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:27 AM

5. You can bet they'll be picking the carcass clean, for sure.

Early retirement for them, with bags of money taken away from the liquidation of assets.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:30 AM

6. I'd prefer seeing that happen to a big tobacco company

 

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:32 AM

7. This is NO BLUFF.

 

IT also has nothing to do with the strike.

It has everything to do with management looking for a scapegoat for their incompetent management of the company, pushing the workers to the brink to force a strike, then laying the blame on the union.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:34 AM

8. Liars

It's another company harvested by a hedge fund, the execs bail out with a golden parachute and the workers can fuck off. At least the workers went out withe their heads held high on this one.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:17 PM

9. That'll teach us to support unions

Wherever will we get our required daily dose of hydrogenated animal fat now? Hahaha

I'll never believe they closed because of a strike. That'd be like blowing your head off to save money on aspirin. Hostess had deeper problems that could be blamed on the board of directors.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:26 PM

10. I will miss Raspberry Zingers

but not Wonder Bread.

Hostess has to be one of the worst companies ever - carries much responsibility for the fattening of America.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:42 PM

11. I will miss Sno-Balls

Yummy coconut.

And no, I am neither obese nor even overweight. Just love sweets once in a while.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:52 PM

12. Lying right up to the end, I see.

Shameful.

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