Submit News Contact Us Translate Sign in Join

Hostess files for Bankruptcy

Welcome to the General Discussion area where just about anything goes! This area is designed to discuss all matters and does not necessarily have to be Transformers related. Please keep topics relevant.

Hostess files for Bankruptcy

Postby BeastProwl » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:33 am

Motto: "Planet Exploder"
Weapon: Razor Tipped Wing Swords
Taken from the Huffington post:
The maker of Twinkies, Sno Balls and Wonder Bread is trying to lose the fat.
Hostess Brands is hoping to cut its high costs as it heads back into bankruptcy protection for the second time in less than a decade.
Hostess has enough cash to keep stores stocked with its Ding Dongs, Ho Hos and other snacks for now as it battles rising labor costs and increased competition. But longer term, the 87-year-old company has a bigger problem: health-conscious Americans favor yogurt and energy bars over the dessert cakes and white bread they devoured 30 years ago.
Last year, 36 percent of Americans ate white bread in their homes, down from 54 percent in 2000, according to NPD Group. Meanwhile, about 54 percent ate wheat bread, up from 43 percent in 2000.
Consumption of healthy snacks is growing, too. About 32 percent of Americans ate yogurt at least once in two weeks in 2011, for instance, up from 18 percent in 2000.
"We're less likely to be snacking on items that we shouldn't be snacking on," said Harry Balzer, chief industry analyst for The NPD Group, a consumer marketing research firm
.

So in other words, as americans eat healthier, fatty snacks like hostess cakes are starting to go away. I Like a twinky now and again, but what if every hostess product stopped being manufactured? you would think they would have had a bump in sales with their transformers cakes.
Anyway, I just thought Id'e share this.
My PSN: BeastProwl
Image

Come read my Photocomic! It totally doesn't suck!

Va'al wrote:PCCs are not only desirable, they are adorable. [-(

Fanboy wrote:You need to see the figure, feel the figure , lick the figure , be the figure,
And only then can you love mp 01 the way I have.
User avatar
BeastProwl
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 6065
News Credits: 6
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:13 pm
Location: The Badass Crater of Badassitude
Strength: 10+
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 10+
Endurance: 7
Rank: ???
Courage: Infinity
Firepower: 10+
Skill: 9

Re: Hostess files for Bankruptcy

Postby Optimus1138 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:34 pm

Motto: "Where I'm going, I don't need roads!"
Weapon: Energy Blades
I don't want to wish bankruptcy and unemployment on anyone, but I sure would like it if the ultimate artificial food maker would go out of business.
Image
User avatar
Optimus1138
Headmaster Jr
Posts: 592
News Credits: 1
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:44 pm
Location: United States
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 9
Endurance: 6
Rank: 8
Courage: 8
Firepower: 10
Skill: 10

Re: Hostess files for Bankruptcy

Postby The Happy Locust » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:15 pm

Motto: "A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools- Douglas Adams"
Weapon: Black Magic
Considering I hear 'obesity is epidemic in America' every time I watch the news, you'd think Hostess would be riding high right now. This just goes to prove that healthy food is destroying the economy. "100% fat, made in America". :mrgreen:
Next up on Pimp My Jeager.
Image


LocustManX2: New Episodes now showing!
Famous Characters, Locustized! now taking requests.

Psycho Warrior wrote:for this reason, that is why I like to be around Locust. fun stuff happens.
User avatar
The Happy Locust
God Of Transformers
Posts: 35282
Joined: Sun Sep 29, 2002 3:46 pm
Location: In dreams, in nightmares, in embarrassing fantasies.
Strength: 3
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 9
Endurance: 3
Rank: 1
Courage: 2
Firepower: 3
Skill: 10

Re: Hostess files for Bankruptcy

Postby Delicon » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:58 pm

Motto: "Seibertron.com: Other sites lack the meat!"
Weapon: Battle Blades
Optimus1138 wrote:I don't want to wish bankruptcy and unemployment on anyone, but I sure would like it if the ultimate artificial food maker would go out of business.


I'm a very level-headed individual but watch it, bub. Don't mess with my Twinkies.
datguy86 wrote:This is the second TFCC toy named after a vibrator, yes?
Delicon
Gestalt
Posts: 2392
News Credits: 16
Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:13 pm
Location: Harleysville, PA (Philly Burbs)
Buy from Delicon on eBay
Strength: 3
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 5
Endurance: 9
Rank: 8
Courage: 8
Firepower: 2
Skill: 8


Return to General Discussion

Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #96 - Age of Extinction
Twincast / Podcast #96:
"Age of Extinction"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Monday, July 7th, 2014