Twinkies: Endangered Species

Twinkies: Endangered Species

“Future of Hostess hangs on ultimatum to strikers,” Diane Stafford, Kansas City Star

“Hostess assesses possible liquidation as two sides trade barbs,” Diane Stafford, Kansas City Star

“Hostess Brands closing for good,” Chris Isidore and James O’Toole, CNN Money

“Hostess, maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs, says closing business,” NBC News

“Twinkie maker Hostess moves to wind down operations, lay off its 18,500 workers,” AP via Washington Post

“Hostess Brands is Closed,” Hostess Brands website

What Happens if Twinkies Really Do Go Away?” J.M. Hirsch, AP via Businessweek

“Who Killed Hostess Brands and Twinkies?” Helen Olen, Forbes

“America Mourns Death of Snack Food Murdered by Union Thugs,” Kris E. Benson, Wonkette

“No more Twinkies? Others could buy Hostess’ brands,” Matt Krantz and Jeff Swiatek, USA Today

“Hostess Brands Moves to Wind Down Operations,” Michael J. de la Merced, New York Times blog

“Twinkie Maker Hostess to Close,” Rachel Feintzeig, Mike Spector and Julie Jargon, Wall Street Journal

“Hostess shuttering doors, ending era of iconic brands,” Alana Semuels,Tiffany Hsu and Emily Bryson York, Chicago Tribune

“I bought a ‘lifetime supply’ of Twinkies,” Mara Schiavocampo, NBC News

“31 People Hoarding Twinkies In Anticipation Of Hostess’ Demise,” Jessica Testa, BuzzFeed

“Buy a Twinkie for $8,000,” Prachi Gupta, Salon

“Twinkies eBay: Hostess Treats On Sale For $200,000 Amid Twinkie-pocalypse Fears,” Hanna Weber, Huffington Post

“Hostess Plans to Close, Stoners Say: ‘NOOOOOOoooooooo!'” David Downas, Smell The Truth

“Death of a Twinkie: What’s a Trash Foodie to Do Without Hostess?” Jesse Rhodes, Food & Think

“Requiem for the Twinkie,” Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon

“Farewell to Twinkies, America’s most futuristic food,”  Annalee Newitz, Io9

“Hostess’ Twinkie Defense is a Management Failure,” Adam Hartung, Forbes


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One Response to “Twinkies: Endangered Species”

  1. Mike Licht Says:


    “Petition wants Obama to save Twinkies,” Byron Tau, Politico

    “Goodbye to My Twinkie Days,” Bich Minh Nguyen, New York Times Op Ed

    “Pabst Owner Metropoulos Considers Bid for Hostess Brands,” Duane D. Stanford, Bloomberg News

    “Twinkies maker Hostess, union head to mediation,” Kevin McCoy, USA Today

    “Hostess, union mediation fails; Twinkies return to chopping block,” Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times

    “New reason to move to Canada: More Twinkies,” Prachi Gupta, Salon

    “Poor management, not union intransigence, killed Hostess,” Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times

    “Vulture capitalism — not unions — killed Twinkies,” Jake Blumgart, Salon

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