Posts Tagged: ‘Hostess’

Hostess Selling Off Assets, Starting with Wonder Bread

January 18, 2013 Posted by kingcade

Hostess has started the process of liquidating its assets, only two months after the popular baked goods company announced filing for bankruptcy. Last Friday, Flowers Foods announced it was purchasing Wonder Bread and three other bread brands from Hostess for $360 million. Flowers will also be purchasing the rye bread brand, Beefsteak, for $30 million. Flowers Foods owns Nature’s Own and Tastykake. Flowers Foods is waiting for approval from the bankruptcy court, after which, an auction will take place in several weeks. If Flowers is the winning bidder, the company can close the deal.

Hostess was forced into bankruptcy last November after its workers went on strike. The company and the union were unable to come to an agreement, forcing the company to close its doors. More than 18,000 employees lost their jobs and Hostess fans cleared out its stores’ shelves. Most believe that Hostess will have no problem selling off the majority of their brands. There is some indication that Flowers may have plans to make bids on other various snack brands owned by Hostess.

To read more on this story visit: http://money.cnn.com/2013/01/12/news/companies/flowers-foods-wonder-hostess/index.html

If you are in a financial crisis and are considering filing bankruptcy, contact an experienced attorney who can advise you of all of your options. As an experienced CPA as well as a proven bankruptcy lawyer, Timothy Kingcade knows how to help clients take full advantage of the bankruptcy laws to protect their assets and get successful results. Since 1996 Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. has been helping people from all walks of life build a better tomorrow. Our attorneys’ help thousands of people every year take advantage of their rights under bankruptcy protection to restart, rebuild and recover. The day you hire our firm, we will contact your creditors to stop the harassment. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. at www.miamibankruptcy.com.

Bankruptcy Judge Approves Hostess’ Closing

November 27, 2012 Posted by kingcade

One of America’s most well known baked goods producers, Hostess, announced its plans to close a couple of weeks ago. Hostess failed to come to an agreement with its workers’ unions prompting the company to ask permission from the courts to liquidate its assets. Judge Robert Drain gave preliminary approval for the company to start selling assets such as its bakeries, brands and recipes.

Approximately 15,000 of the 18,500 employed by Hostess will likely be terminated in the coming days. Main operations for the company have been closed since Friday, November 16th. Investment bankers have said that possible buyers are inquiring various brands and facilities owned by Hostess. Hostess’ CEO said plans to sell off assets would move as quickly as possible. Judge Drain scheduled another hearing regarding a request for approval of bonuses for 19 executives to oversee the liquidation process, equaling $1.75 million.

To read more on this story visit: http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/21/news/companies/hostess-closing/index.html

If you are in a financial crisis and are considering filing bankruptcy, contact an experienced attorney who can advise you of all of your options. As an experienced CPA as well as a proven bankruptcy lawyer, Timothy Kingcade knows how to help clients take full advantage of the bankruptcy laws to protect their assets and get successful results. Since 1996 Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. has been helping people from all walks of life build a better tomorrow. Our attorneys’ help thousands of people every year take advantage of their rights under bankruptcy protection to restart, rebuild and recover. The day you hire our firm, we will contact your creditors to stop the harassment. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. at www.miamibankruptcy.com.

Hostess Forced to Close its Doors

November 19, 2012 Posted by kingcade

After failing to reach a deal with the baker’s union, Hostess’ CEO Greg Rayburn said, ‘this is it’ for the baked goods company on Friday, November 16th, 2012. Rayburn reassured Today that this was not a ploy to initiate a negotiation. The company has already suspended operations at its plants and layed off most of the 18,500 workers the company employs. Hostess has asked the court for permission to liquidate its assets, which includes 33 bakeries and 565 distribution centers.

Hostess is most famous for baked goods such as Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Ho’s, Sno Balls, Donettes and the country’s best-selling brand of white bread, Wonder Bread. The company plans to sell its famous brands as part of their liquidation and will continue to sell already-baked products for several more days. The company was forced to permanently close three plants last Monday as a result of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) strikes. Later in the week, Rayburn said that Hostess did not have the “financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike.”

To read more on this story visit: http://www.nbcnews.com/business/hostess-maker-twinkies-ding-dongs-says-closing-business-1C7112898

If you are in a financial crisis and are considering filing bankruptcy, contact an experienced attorney who can advise you of all of your options. As an experienced CPA as well as a proven bankruptcy lawyer, Timothy Kingcade knows how to help clients take full advantage of the bankruptcy laws to protect their assets and get successful results. Since 1996 Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. has been helping people from all walks of life build a better tomorrow. Our attorneys’ help thousands of people every year take advantage of their rights under bankruptcy protection to restart, rebuild and recover. The day you hire our firm, we will contact your creditors to stop the harassment. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. at www.miamibankruptcy.com.