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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:13 PM

Hostess Sells Bread Brands, Bakeries, Depots for $390M

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Source: CBS News

NEW YORK Hostess Brands says it is selling most of its bread business, including the Wonder and Nature's Pride brands, to Flowers Foods (FLO) for $390 million.

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The sale also includes Butternut, Home Pride, Merita and Beefsteak breads, along with 20 bakeries and 38 depots.


Read more: http://m.cbsnews.com/storysynopsis.rbml?pageType=moneywatch&catid=57563616&feed_id=76&videofeed=43

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Reply Hostess Sells Bread Brands, Bakeries, Depots for $390M (Original post)
Hissyspit Jan 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 #1
DainBramaged Jan 2013 #3
Gore1FL Jan 2013 #7
Duer 157099 Jan 2013 #12
ThatPoetGuy Jan 2013 #8
Initech Jan 2013 #2
PatrynXX Jan 2013 #4
DainBramaged Jan 2013 #5
Frank Cannon Jan 2013 #9
justice1 Jan 2013 #10
cstanleytech Jan 2013 #6
cosmicone Jan 2013 #11
Lasher Jan 2013 #13

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:16 PM

1. Wonder bread???!!! YAY! I can still make my Skippy and Spam sammiches!

Peanut Butter and Spam, with maple syrup on one slice and Miracle Whip on the other!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:31 PM

3. HOLY SHIZNETS, Homepride was a Hostess brand?

The bread rocked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:43 PM

7. I make that sandwich too!

except I add Sriracha sauce.

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Response to Gore1FL (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:11 AM

12. Same here

except I dip the whole thing in batter and deep fry it. Then sprinkle it with powdered sugar.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:44 PM

8. 28,000 hard-working bakers get to keep their jobs?

That's fine by me, especially if their union contracts stand.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:27 PM

2. $390 million? $$$$$!!!!!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:32 PM

4. $$

still not well it's just bread. go for Sara Lee

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:33 PM

5. HOLY SHIZNETS KNOW WHO THEY OWNS?

Tastykake


Flowers' top brands include Nature's Own, Whitewheat, Cobblestone Mill, Tastykake, Mrs. Freshley's, European Bakers, BlueBird, and Mi Casa and regional brands that include ButterKrust, Captain John Derst's, Evangeline Maid, and Mary Jane & Friends. Among the company's top regional brands are Sunbeam, Bunny, Mary Jane, Aunt Hattie's, and Holsum.

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:57 PM

9. Ah, yes. Who doesn't love Holsum?


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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:02 AM

10. Good to know Bluebird and Bunny bread are still around, moved haven't seen them in 30 years.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:39 PM

6. Already posted

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:06 AM

11. I want the Colombo sourdough bread back in San Francisco n/t

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:41 AM

13. Locking...

Sorry, but this is a duplicate of an earlier topic. Please continue discussion here

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