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Labor Unions Kill the Twinkie and 18,000 Jobs

C.H. Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 1:00 PM
They will kill junk food and fast food.
roosonhead Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 1:43 PM
Not likely. Companies will go out of business, restructure, and foreign competitors will enter the market. or increase their penetration. The size of the snack food and fast food sector may shrink, but the sector as a whole is not going anywhere soon.

Just be prepared for a massive push by Grupo Bimbo to capture Hostess' market share with its Marinela lines. If Bimbo Bakeries USA is smart they will buy the right to Hostess brand names and ditch Marinela in the US. They already have the factories and distribution networks and would only need to change packaging as they already make all of the same products as Hostess.

Hmm. Time to see if I can buy Grupo Bimbo stock.
Happy Jake Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 1:07 PM
C.H. Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 1:24 PM
HJ: I kept wondering why they are putting restrictions on school lunches but not food stamps. Now I know...they're planning on making fast food and junk food producers extinct. Duh me. They'll take all those ex-union workers and get them working in the government setting up Obamacare.

pcboss55 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 2:06 PM
I work at a store and always look in awe at the types of food in the carts of the people on food stamps... junk food is their staple. Soda pop, chips, twinkies, etc.... I hardly see any veggies, fruit, or fresh meat as a matter of fact. I guess Twinkies will be off the menu for the 'freebie' people.... just to say...
C.H. Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 2:20 PM
pc: Exactly. The government is getting them hooked on food stamps/junk food, but soon will remove the junk food.

No one would be on food stamps if they could only buy meat, veggies and milk. They would get a job!

Labor Unions have officially killed off the Twinkie. The company that makes the yummy treat announced today they will start to downsize operations (a.k.a. fire people) as a result of a long battle with union workers.

Hostess Brands Inc., the bankrupt maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, said it had sought court permission to go out of business after failing to get wage and benefit cuts from thousands of its striking bakery workers.

Hostess said a national strike by members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union that began last...

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