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Killing The Goose

cchuba Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 10:22 AM
I am not a fan of unions but Hostess is having problems because they are producing dated products. They are selling the same stuff now that they did in the 1960's when all people cared about was long shelf life and convenience. In today's market people are at least a little bit concerned with nutrition and fiber free wonder bread and pastries that are 50% sugar are a hard sell.
Rich D. Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 12:09 PM
By dated I assume that you mean out-dated or out of fashion. Well, how long have corn flakes and Cheerios been on the market? Italian bread? Spaghetti?
Rock Strongo Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 10:40 AM
"In today's market people are at least a little bit concerned with nutrition..."

That must be why obesity is so low and type two diabetes is becoming so rare.
Lady Wolverine Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 10:37 AM
Cchuba, There have ALWAYS been dated products made and sold in grocery and convenience stores. Dairy products are the best example since they will eventually go bad and must always be rotated so the oldest product is sold first.
The same is true with breads and other bakery products. They eventually go bad so they must be fresh dated to make sure the oldest ones are sold first. But all products lose freshness over time so almost everything you see in stores has a "Best if used by" date on the packaging.
JudithBG Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 10:35 AM
Nice try cchuba but your statement is not valid. You have the liberal mindset which says that we all should be counting our calories and fat intake. This is NOT the way it works. Americans have always enjoyed sweets and still do regardless or calories or fat.
Essentially what you are saying is that since people aren't sensible about their liberals will have to lead the way. Very high opinion ...very high, indeed. Just like I want government out of my life, I would happily bury unions.
dan17 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 10:27 AM

Killing the goose that lays the golden egg is one of those old fairy tales for children which has a heavy message that a lot of adults should listen to. The labor unions which have driven the makers of Twinkies into bankruptcy, potentially destroying 18,500 jobs, could have learned a lot from that old children's fairy tale.

Many people think of labor unions as organizations to benefit workers, and think of employers who are opposed to unions as just people who don't want to pay their employees more money. But some employers have made it a point to pay their...