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When Will Twinkies Return to Stores?

Potential new owners, including the parent firms of Pabst beer and Hardee's, are emerging for Hostess Brands. Share your thoughts.

PBR and Twinkies, part of the same company? Hardee's and Twinkies, under the same company banner? Might happen.

According to media reports, potential new owners are emerging for assets of Hostess Brands, the maker of the iconic snack food. Hostess filed for bankruptcy protection in 2012, and its brands could be split up and sold off to various companies.

And it means that Twinkies may not be back on store shelves until September, according to the New York Post.

-- Have you missed Twinkies? Or are snack foods passe? Share your opinions in the comments below.

One of the potential buyers for Twinkies and other snack cakes is C. Dean Metropoulos & Co., the private equity firm that owns the Pabst beer label, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Another potential bidder is Apollo Global Management, a private equity firm that owns major companies such as Hardee's parent CKE, the Times reported. Hardee's has several outlets in Gwinnett.

And Flowers Foods of Thomasville, Ga., is in a deal with Hostess to buy the bread holdings, including Wonder and Nature’s Pride, for $290 million, according to reports.

 

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