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2012-11-13 Economy
Hostess Brands permanently closing 3 bakeries following employee strike
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Posted by Fred 2012-11-13 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [294 views ]  Top

#1 we will close the entire company if widespread strikes cripple our business
I suspect there are a lot of companies in the same position, just hanging on.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-11-13 00:06||   2012-11-13 00:06|| Front Page Top

#2 Unions forgot that the relationship with the employer should be a symbiotic one. Not parasitic.

Let them eat ding dongs.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-11-13 00:26||   2012-11-13 00:26|| Front Page Top

#3 Your Twinkies and Ding-dongs are not safe.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-11-13 00:46||   2012-11-13 00:46|| Front Page Top

#4 I'm a Little Debbie's guy myself.
Posted by Secret Asian Man 2012-11-13 02:14||   2012-11-13 02:14|| Front Page Top

#5 As hard as it is to succeed in business these days, I'm surprised this hasn't been happening more often.
Posted by gorb 2012-11-13 04:05||   2012-11-13 04:05|| Front Page Top

#6 If possible they will use co-pack products. Private label so it looks like the same product.
Driver issues remain. Tractor trailer and van delivery. All they need then is shell warehouse temporary storage. I remember a bread plant in DC of all places on 16th street as I recall. Long gone now. Knock off manufacturer will perhaps target best items after fire sale to grab some market share. These are some of the industries highest paying jobs. Mostly union. What allot of companies are doing is going to private ownership of delivery routes. Holsum being one currently.
Posted by Dale 2012-11-13 06:40||   2012-11-13 06:40|| Front Page Top

#7 NBC cuts 500
Posted by Dale 2012-11-13 07:02||   2012-11-13 07:02|| Front Page Top

#8 I've always said unions forgot the 1st law of parasites:
Don't kill the host
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-11-13 08:07||   2012-11-13 08:07|| Front Page Top

#9 Seattle, St. Louis and Cincinnati

Wonder how those communities voted recently ????
Posted by Besoeker on the road again 2012-11-13 08:12||   2012-11-13 08:12|| Front Page Top

#10 "I'm a Little Debbie's guy myself" They don't make all their product either. Knock offs are going after them big time. They don't pay for space so they are a target in many ways. Store goes private label and gives their brand most space or at least best space. Warehouse delivery on their own trucks. High profit item for them. The quality can be a big issue with some. Size can only get smaller- to keep retails down. New round of price increases in the works anyway.
Posted by Dale 2012-11-13 08:33||   2012-11-13 08:33|| Front Page Top

#11 Let the unions take the risks and create the jobs. Oh, that's not what they do. They are community organizers, agitators, and Alinskyites. These dumbos have croaked the golden goose in this country but then they don't really care do they?
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-13 08:35||   2012-11-13 08:35|| Front Page Top

#12 The privately-held food maker filed for Chapter 11 protection in January, its second trip through bankruptcy court in less than a decade.

Union leadership (:08) at work.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-11-13 08:49||   2012-11-13 08:49|| Front Page Top

#13 Incorrect about Little Debbies: they make their entire product in Tennessee using student labor from an adjacent college. Was friends with many who worked there, including a few who suffered work-related accidents due to fatigue (deeply cut fingers, but no severed limbs).
Posted by Ptah 2012-11-13 08:59||   2012-11-13 08:59|| Front Page Top

#14 Little Miss Debbies are made in Collegedale, TN. The 7th Day Adventists have presence there; they have local college, church and store.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-13 09:07||   2012-11-13 09:07|| Front Page Top

#15 Tennessee is a Right-to-Work state. Not all the Little Miss Debbies are made in Collegdale but in other parts of the country as indicated in this article.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-13 09:09||   2012-11-13 09:09|| Front Page Top

#16 Now think about it for a second. When you do a run it would be too costly to produce some items. Bag donuts for example. Co packer can produce product and private label cheaper than running a line yourself. Crackers would be another. Either you supply product or you delete it. You delete it and you lose space in the stores.
Posted by Dale 2012-11-13 09:50||   2012-11-13 09:50|| Front Page Top

#17 Go to the mom and pop bakery around the corner. They're better.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-11-13 11:35||   2012-11-13 11:35|| Front Page Top

#18 Go to the mom and pop bakery around the corner. They're better.

For heavy users, a more important question is "Are they as cheap?"
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-11-13 15:28||   2012-11-13 15:28|| Front Page Top

#19 A more relevant question. Are there any more Mom and Pop bakeries? Not where I live.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2012-11-13 16:25||   2012-11-13 16:25|| Front Page Top

#20 Dingeldein coming to Carlisle Bakery
Posted by Creresing Barnsmell5798 2012-11-13 16:32||   2012-11-13 16:32|| Front Page Top

#21 Unions are more like the scorpion: "That's just my nature."
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2012-11-13 17:22||   2012-11-13 17:22|| Front Page Top

#22 Yes, there are mom and pop bakeries. No, they are not cheaper. I'm not a big comparison shopper but would guess you will pay more for better quality.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-11-13 18:02||   2012-11-13 18:02|| Front Page Top

#23 But I kinda like the feel of Hostess Snoballs.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-11-13 18:04||   2012-11-13 18:04|| Front Page Top

#24 Goin' downtown
gonna see my gal
gonna sing her a song
gonna show her my ding dong...
Posted by Tommy Chong 2012-11-13 18:38||   2012-11-13 18:38|| Front Page Top

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