Hostess Shutting Down, Selling Brands

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Hostess Brands said Friday it has asked a bankruptcy court to approve a request to close the business and sell all its assets.

Irving, Texas-based Hostess, the maker of Wonder bread, Twinkies and other snack cakes, said a bakers’ union strike that began a week ago crippled its ability to produce and deliver products. On Monday, Hostess closed a plant in St. Louis that employs 365 people, in addition to closing plants in Cincinnati and Seattle.

Read more on St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Kansas City Business Journal.

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