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Dean Best | 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.


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.

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just-food.com | 10 May 2018

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Andy Coyne | 10 May 2018

US sweet baked foods manufacturer Hostess Brands said it has already implemented a turnaround process at Cloverhill, the troubled bakery business formerly owned by Swiss-Irish food firm Aryzta.


just-food.com | 2 Mar 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Andy Coyne | 1 Feb 2018

Swiss-Irish food group Aryzta has sold its Cloverhill bakery business in the US to Twinkies maker Hostess Brands and Bimbo Bakeries, the US arm of Mexico's Grupo Bimbo.


just-food.com | 21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Simon Harvey | 12 Dec 2017

US sweet baked foods maker Hostess Brands announced Andrew Jacobs will take on the role of chief operating officer.


Andy Coyne | 13 Oct 2017

US snack cake maker Hostess Brands has announced that its president and chief executive officer Bill Toler is to retire.


Dean Best | 9 Aug 2017

US snack cake maker Hostess Brands has booked rising half-year sales and earnings, pointing to new products and moves to capitalise on "white space opportunities".


Dean Best | 10 May 2017

US cake maker Hostess Brands has reported higher first-quarter sales and profits, helped by recent M&A and product launches.


Dean Best | 16 Mar 2017

Hostess Brands is looking at making more acquisitions of companies supplying in-store bakeries, a market the Twinkies maker is growing faster than the sweet baked goods sector where the US snacks group does most of its business.


Dean Best | 15 Mar 2017

Twinkies owner Hostess Brands has said it expects to continue to grow faster than the rest of the US sweet baked goods market in 2017 after a year of rising sales and underlying profits.


Dean Best | 4 Jan 2017

Nestle and Hostess Brands are to launch a range of ice cream products under the US bakery group's brands.


Katy Askew | 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. 


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.


John Shepherd | 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).


John Shepherd | 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.


John Shepherd | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


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.


Katy Askew | 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".


Katy Askew | 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.


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.

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