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Imminent Hostess Brands sale would be surprise

The private-equity owners of Hostess Brands are, according to reports, mulling a sale, just a year after buying the US snacks business. Ther...

Flowers looks to soothe market after forecast cut

Shares in US bakery group Flowers Foods sank yesterday after it cut its earnings forecast for 2014 - but the company immediately sought to s...

Focus: M&A remains core for acquisitive Flowers

Flowers Foods, the second-largest bakery group in the US, has been an active consolidator in the industry and the group remains on the hunt....

Flowers eyes new markets before bakery reopenings

Flowers Foods will look at new markets for its enlarged portfolio of bread brands to boost volumes before it considers reopening the former...

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Hostess Brands owners "exploring sale" 14 Nov 2014

Dean Best

The private-equity owners of Hostess Brands are reportedly mulling the sale of the US snack maker, just a year after buying the Twinkies owner.

Flowers Foods names Alexander COO 15 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

US baked goods firm Flowers Foods has promoted Bradley Alexander as chief operating officer.

Hostess launches Chocodile Twinkies nationwide 8 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

US baker Hostess Brands LLC is reintroducing Chocodile Twinkies, with a national roll-out planned to start this week.

Shares in Flowers Foods dip on Q1 profit drop 15 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

US bakery group Flowers Foods has reported lower first-quarter profits as costs linked to its acquisition of assets from the former Hostess Brands weighed on its bottom line.

Flowers licenses Wonder, Home Pride in Midwest 6 Mar 2014

Katy Askew

Flowers Foods has inked a deal that provides Indiana-based baker Aunt Millie's Bakeries the license to produce and market Wonder and Home Pride breads in parts of the Midwest.

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McKee should refresh returning Drake's cake brand 23 Sep 2013

Katy Askew

US firm McKee Foods, the new owner of Drake's cakes, has said it is celebrating 125 years of the iconic brand by returning the four most popular varieties to the shelves.

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