Hostess http://kcur.org en Judge Approves Hostess' Plan To Liquidate http://kcur.org/post/judge-approves-hostess-plan-liquidate Maybe the end is nigh, after all.<p>A judge has approved Hostess' plan to liquidate the company, all but assuring that the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Donettes and Wonder Bread will cease to exist.<p><a href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/11/21/judge-approves-hostess-brands-plan-to-close-down/"><em>The New York Times</em> reports:</a><p><blockquote><p>"Judge [Robert] Drain's motion spells the almost certain end of Hostess, an 82-year-old bakery that survived the Great Depression, numerous wars and countless low-carb diets. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:58:00 +0000 editor 27963 at http://kcur.org Judge Approves Hostess' Plan To Liquidate A Rush On Twinkies Across Missouri http://kcur.org/post/rush-twinkies-across-missouri <p>Grocery chains across Missouri are running out of Twinkies and other Hostess products, following Friday's announcement that the company is going out of business.&nbsp; Fri, 16 Nov 2012 23:23:52 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27740 at http://kcur.org A Rush On Twinkies Across Missouri No More Twinkies? Hostess Brands Is Shutting Down http://kcur.org/post/no-more-twinkies-hostess-brands-shutting-down Carrying through on its warning about what could happen, the management of Hostess Brands announced this morning that the company is going out of business and laying off its 18,500 employees.<p>At issue: <a href="http://www.hostessbrands.com/media/hostessnews/12-11-14/Hostess_to_Liquidate_if_Strikes_Impede_Normal_Operations_Past_5_p_m_EST_Thursday-2552385023.aspx" target="_blank">According to Hostess CEO Gregory Rayburn</a>, "we simply do not have the financial resources to survive an ongoing national strike."<p>So, Twinkie fans, now might be the time to stock up. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:22:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 27696 at http://kcur.org No More Twinkies? Hostess Brands Is Shutting Down Hostess Bakery To Workers: 'Go Back To Work, Or Company Dies' http://kcur.org/post/hostess-bakery-workers-go-back-work-or-company-dies <p>Hostess company officials told striking workers they had until 5 p.m. Thursday to go back to work, or management would be forced to liquidate the company.</p><p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 03:14:33 +0000 Laura Ziegler 27673 at http://kcur.org Hostess Bakery To Workers: 'Go Back To Work, Or Company Dies'