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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...

Hannah Abdulla | 13 Aug 2014

Shares in US bakery group Flowers Foods sank yesterday after it cut its earnings forecast for 2014 - but the company immediately sought to soothe investor concerns by looking to its longer-term prospects.

Katy Askew | 25 Mar 2014

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 plans to drive continued growth while also expanding its geographic footprint, with a significant proportion of revenue gains to come from M&A. Katy Askew reports.

Michelle Russell | 14 Aug 2013

Flowers Foods will look at new markets for its enlarged portfolio of bread brands to boost volumes before it considers reopening the former Hostess Brands bakeries it acquired earlier this year.

Michelle Russell | 17 May 2013

US baker Flowers Foods has said it is "confident" its snack cake business will continue to thrive even as the new-look Hostess Brands returns to the market, with products including Twinkies.

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John Shepherd | 15 Aug 2016

Deep Fried Twinkies are being launched this week at Walmart stores in the US as Hostess Brands makes its first move into frozen food.

Hannah Abdulla | 10 Jul 2015

This week, PepsiCo reported on its second quarter numbers and its conference call detailed its plans to prepare for a tough second half to the year. Elsewhere Hostess Brands' owners insisted they were not looking for an IPO or a sale at present. animal abuse and McCain announced an A$10m investment at a Tasmania plant. Here is the week in quotes.

Dean Best | 10 Apr 2015

US bakery giant Flowers Foods will open a former Hostess Brands plant it acquired in 2013 this summer.

Dean Best | 14 Nov 2014

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.

Hannah Abdulla | 15 Jul 2014

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

Katy Askew | 8 Jul 2014

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

Hannah Abdulla | 15 May 2014

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.

Katy Askew | 6 Mar 2014

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.

Dean Best | 13 Dec 2013

The recently-revived US baker Hostess Brands is to increase capacity at a plant in Kansas.

Dean Best | 10 Oct 2013

US baker Flowers Foods is to re-open a plant formerly owned by rival Hostess Brands, which was wound down earlier this year.

Dean Best | 19 Aug 2013

Fonterra again dominated the headlines as it grappled with the fall-out of the botulism scare. Import bans mounted and a senior executive resigned. Elsewhere, Heinz announced its first cuts since the takeover of the business, Campbell Soup Co. announced talks to sell a clutch of European assets and US group Pinnacle Foods snapped up Unilever's Wish-Bone dressings business.

Michelle Russell | 13 Aug 2013

US baker Flowers Foods saw its earnings and sales climb in the first half, boosted by gains from recent acquisitions.

Michelle Russell | 16 Jul 2013

The owners of the new Hostess Brands are to invest around US$100m in the upgrade of its facilities and the building a new plant.

Dean Best | 27 Jun 2013

UK private-equity firm Actis has acquired a 30% stake in Egypt-based snack food group Edita Food Industries.

Michelle Russell | 16 May 2013

US baker Flowers Foods recorded an increase in earnings in the first quarter driven by gains from a recent acquisition.

Katy Askew | 29 Apr 2013

The new Hostess Brands has announced plans to re-open plants in Indiana and Illinois as the US baker looks to rebuild its production network.

Katy Askew | 24 Apr 2013

Hostess Brands - a new company formed by private-equity owners following the auction of assets owned by the US baker of the same name - is preparing to relaunch bakery operations.

Katy Askew | 25 Mar 2013

Last week saw the just-food team hitting the streets to bring you coverage from two key events in the industry calender: the IFE trade show in London and the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe (CAGE) conference.

Michelle Russell | 21 Mar 2013

US baker Flowers Foods said its sales are up year-to-date and that the company is "well-positioned" for accelerated growth in 2013.

Katy Askew | 20 Mar 2013

Hostess Brands has received court approval to proceed with the sale of a swathe of brands, including Twinkies and Wonder Bread, in a series of deals worth around US$800m.

Dean Best | 15 Mar 2013

US baker Hostess Brands, which is selling off its assets, will start an auction for brands including Sweetheart and Standish Farms after getting a series of offers.

Dean Best | 15 Mar 2013

Privately-owned US group McKee Foods looks set to be the latest buyer of assets from bakery giant Hostess Brands.

Michelle Russell | 12 Mar 2013

Private-equity firms Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management have acquired the snack cake business of Hostess Brands.

Michelle Russell | 11 Mar 2013

Hostess Brands creditor Silver Point Capital and hedge fund Hurst Capital are understood to be interested in buying some of the US baker's snack cake brands, including Twinkies.

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Katy Askew | 23 Sep 2013

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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