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Hostess Brands lifted by "white space distribution" gains 

11 Nov 2016

Hostess Brands, the maker of treats including Twinkies and HoHos, reported higher sales and earnings for the first nine months of the year thanks to expanded distribution and product launches. 

Hostess in frozen food debut with Deep Fried Twinkies

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.

Hostess Brands outlines blueprint for growth under new ownership

6 Jul 2016

Hostess Brands LLC has said expanded product lines, new acquistions and product innovation will form part of its blueprint for strategic growth as the US baked goods group forges ahead under new ownership following a deal announced yesterday (5 July).

Twinkies maker Hostess Brands to get new owner

5 Jul 2016

Hostess Brands LLC, the maker of the iconic Twinkies and Ho Hos, said today (5 July) it had entered into a definitive agreement to sell a majority stake in the company to a publicly-traded affiliate of investment firm the Gores Group for around US$725m.

Hostess acquires in-store bakery Superior Cake Products

14 Jun 2016

Hostess Brands has bought US-based in-store bakery company Superior Cake Products, the company's first acquisition since returning to the market under new ownership three years ago.

Edita Food Industries Q1 profits down on forex, sales dip

12 May 2016

Egypt-based baked goods manufacturer Edita Food Industries has reported lower first-quarter sales and profits.

Innovative Bites acquires UK sweet maker Bonds of London 

15 Apr 2016

Innovative Bites, the UK-based American food wholesaler, has acquired UK confectioner Bonds of London in a deal that will double the firm's turnover. 

Hostess Brands 'eyeing Give and Go Prepared Foods'

7 Dec 2015

Hostess Brands LLC is reportedly in talks to acquire Canada's Give and Go Prepared Foods, from its owner Omers Private Equity.

Edita Food Industries to build new plant in Hostess Brands push

13 Aug 2015

Edita Food Industries, the Egypt-based bakery group, is to set up a new manufacturing facility as it prepares to produce Hostess Brands LLC lines for more markets in the Middle East.

Food industry news of the week - PepsiCo, Sodiaal, Boulder Brands

10 Jul 2015

PepsiCo issued its second-quarter results this week - and upped its annual earnings forecast. The company's shares fell, amid concerns the second half of the year will prove more challenging. Under-pressure US group Boulder Brands, fresh from the departure of its CEO, announced restructuring plans likely to lead to 15% of jobs being cut. French dairy group Sodiaal announced another move in China, while we analysed the impact Russia's import restrictions have had on domestic companies.

Hostess owners downplay IPO, sale "at this time"

8 Jul 2015

The owners of Hostess Brands LLC, Metropoulos & Co and Apollo Global Management, have insisted they are not considering selling or listing the business "at this time".

Hostess vice chairman Rich Seban to step down

30 Jun 2015

US snack cake maker Hostess Brands LLC has announced the retirement of its vice chairman Rich Seban.

Food industry news of the week: Applegate Farms, Bel, Smart Balance

29 May 2015

Hormel Foods' latest move to inject more growth into its business - a move for US organic meats firm Applegate Farms - grabbed the headlines this week. In Europe, France's Groupe Bel struck a deal in Africa and is to take a majority stake in Moroccan dairy Safilait.

Hostess sale rumours hit headlines again

24 Apr 2015

Fresh speculation over the future ownership of US snacks group and Twinkies maker Hostess Brands LLC has emerged, with new claims its private-equity backers are lining up a sale.

Food industry news of the week: Iglo, Blue Bell Creameries, Hershey

24 Apr 2015

The EUR2.6bn sale of European frozen food giant and Birds Eye owner Iglo Group grabbed the headlines this week - and we looked at where the new owners - Nomad Holdings - could look next. Blue Bell Creameries, the US ice cream maker linked to a fatal listeria outbreak, was in the spotlight for very different reasons, pulling all its products from the market after fresh tests.

Edita acquires MENA rights to Hostess brands

20 Apr 2015

Egypt-based bakery group Edita Food Industries has expanded its ownership of Hostess Brands LLC's HoHo's, Twinkies and Tiger Tail brands to 12 additional Middle Eastern and North African markets.

Editor's viewpoint: Imminent Hostess Brands sale would be surprise

17 Nov 2014

The private-equity owners of Hostess Brands are, according to reports, mulling a sale, just a year after buying the US snacks business. There is speculation Apollo Global Management and C. Dean Metropoulos are planning for to sell Hostess early next year. However, that looks unlikely.

Hostess Brands owners "exploring sale"

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.

Hostess targets "all-day snackers" with latest launch

9 Oct 2014

Hostess Brands LLC, the US baker, has launched a selection of baked goods, designed to target the "all-day snackers".

US: Hostess to close Schiller Park plant

22 Aug 2014

Hostess Brands is to close a plant in Illinois as the rejuvenated US cake maker seeks to drive efficiency in the face of fierce competition.

On the money: Flowers looks to soothe market after forecast cut

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.

US: Hostess launches Chocodile Twinkies nationwide

8 Jul 2014

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

US: Twinkies firm Hostess names Toler CEO

22 May 2014

US snack maker Hostess Brands LLC has named former AdvancePierre Foods CEO Bill Toler as its new CEO.

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