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Twinkies maker halting bread operations in Southern California, cutting 1,300 jobs
KC.com ^ | 8/28/07 | JENNIFER MANN

Posted on 08/28/2007 2:20:47 PM PDT by BurbankKarl

Troubled Interstate Bakeries Corp., in bankruptcy since September 2004, early today said it is closing four bread bakeries in Southern California.

The closings will eliminate 1,300 jobs, which besides those in the bakeries, include jobs impacted by route consolidations. Interstate, the maker of iconic Hostess Twinkies, will continue to make and sell snack cakes in Southern California.

In midday over-the-counter trading, Interstate Bakeries shares were up 10 cents, or 9.09 percent, at $1.20.

The company said the pullout was due to lower-cost, non-union competitors, and irrational pricing,

Those factors, combined with high fixed costs, have continued to make the market unprofitable for the Kansas City based baking company, one of the largest in the U.S., and also the maker of Wonder bread.

“Because of the impact on employees and their families, exiting a market is probably the most difficult decision a company can make,” Chief Executive Officer Craig Jung said in a news release. “At the same time, our primary consideration has to be the company’s long-term survival and financial health.”

(Excerpt) Read more at kansascity.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: carbs; comebackwilliegreen; hostess; interstatebakeries; layoffs; twinkies; unions
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1 posted on 08/28/2007 2:20:50 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

Next Little Debbie.


2 posted on 08/28/2007 2:22:28 PM PDT by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: BurbankKarl

(sniff!) no more deep-fried Twinkies?


3 posted on 08/28/2007 2:23:34 PM PDT by TWohlford
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To: boomop1

Hey I thought there are a lot of Twinkies lovers in Southern CA. Oh, sorry what they have a lot of is lovers of Twinks.


4 posted on 08/28/2007 2:24:25 PM PDT by marlon
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To: BurbankKarl
Not being a fan of twinkies however, the trend will continue as long as the food Nazi’s have their way.
5 posted on 08/28/2007 2:24:28 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (I will respect illegal aliens civil rights, when they respect the sovereignty of the US!)
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To: BurbankKarl

Yet another company deciding that Kali isn’t worth it.


6 posted on 08/28/2007 2:24:33 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: BurbankKarl

California: evil rich bastards, not paying their fare share, blah, blah, blah.

It’s no mystery as to why an increasing number of people don’t want to (or can’t) do business there.


7 posted on 08/28/2007 2:24:46 PM PDT by Jaysun (It's outlandishly inappropriate to suggest that I'm wrong.)
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To: TWohlford
I'm still waiting for their banana creame flavored Twinkies. sigh>

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

8 posted on 08/28/2007 2:25:01 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: boomop1
Nuttie Bars, my favorite.
9 posted on 08/28/2007 2:25:06 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (I will respect illegal aliens civil rights, when they respect the sovereignty of the US!)
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To: BurbankKarl

"Who's heart will I clog now?"

10 posted on 08/28/2007 2:25:31 PM PDT by thefactor
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To: TigersEye

TE, can you pic Frank’s face when I show him this? EFG ~Pandy~


11 posted on 08/28/2007 2:26:17 PM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: boomop1

The Mexican BIMBO brand seems to be doing booming business.

12 posted on 08/28/2007 2:26:22 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl
I thought twinkies were banned after the San Francisco murders .
13 posted on 08/28/2007 2:26:24 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know. F Troop)
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To: boomop1

Rosie is going to starve to death!


14 posted on 08/28/2007 2:27:52 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: BurbankKarl

I wonder how many of BIMBO employees are illegal?


15 posted on 08/28/2007 2:28:11 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: BurbankKarl

The locally owned bakery in Dallas saw the writing on the wall, and sold out to Bimbo a few years ago.


16 posted on 08/28/2007 2:29:08 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: boomop1
Next Little Debbie.

No, they definitely use non-union labor.

17 posted on 08/28/2007 2:29:51 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Bimbo bought Entenmens and Orowheat in Socal


18 posted on 08/28/2007 2:34:02 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: goldstategop
I'm still waiting for their banana creame flavored Twinkies. sigh

Just had some here in FL. The taste difference between them and the vanilla version is subtle - they didn't use enough banana flavoring.

Too bad, really. Never cared for the vanilla version - too bland. And these are too. My wife, who tolerates bland better than I, didn't care for them either. Never had one, of either flavor, deep fried. Not excited enough about the prospect to exert the effort.

In short, you're not missing anything.

19 posted on 08/28/2007 2:34:50 PM PDT by surely_you_jest (I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. - Will Rogers)
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To: BurbankKarl

I guess they didn’t make enough dough.....


20 posted on 08/28/2007 2:35:29 PM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: BurbankKarl

“Bimbo bought Entenmens and Orowheat in Socal”

They must be making serious “dough”


21 posted on 08/28/2007 2:36:32 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: BurbankKarl
I wonder if the unions were offered a deal to try and keep the plant running.
22 posted on 08/28/2007 2:39:25 PM PDT by kempo (blA)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

>>I wonder how many of BIMBO employees are illegal?<<

Hehe - that is THE very first thing I thought of when I read the headline.......


23 posted on 08/28/2007 2:39:45 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: kempo

I seem to remember them warning the unions last year. I bet the wages were tied to the minimum wage which was increased in CA again.


24 posted on 08/28/2007 2:41:10 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: yorkie

““Bimbo bought Entenmens and Orowheat in Socal””

They had enough cash flow to buy these prominent bakeries.


25 posted on 08/28/2007 2:43:46 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: Jaysun
I just finished visiting my brother in Santa Rosa, CA. He jokingly prods me to move over there and even gave me a "Wine Country" realtor guide.

I think I will pass on the $500000 1500 sqft home in the middle of a crowded subdivision.

26 posted on 08/28/2007 2:47:50 PM PDT by lormand
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To: TWohlford
(sniff!) no more deep-fried Twinkies?

I was thinking the same thing!

27 posted on 08/28/2007 2:51:16 PM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: goldstategop; BurbankKarl
I'm still waiting for their banana creame flavored Twinkies. sigh>

..am not a Twinkie fan, but the return of the banana was better than the nondescript "white" filling..in my opinion.

However, all the Debbies and Twinkies and their like cannot beat the now famous Whoopie Pie which made this woman/homemaker an example of a very successful "cottage industry". Mainers grew up on this treat.

Don't even compare to a "Debbie".

Click on Picture.

Classic Gingerbread Jumbo Wicked Whoopie
Chocolate Chip
Maple
Oatmeal Cream
Peanut Butter
Pumpkin Raspberry & Cream Strawberry
Whoop-de-Doo
Jumbo Wicked Whoopie

28 posted on 08/28/2007 2:55:27 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: pandoraou812
Troubled Interstate Bakeries Corp., ...

Well there's your problem. If you name your company "Troubled" things aren't going to go well from there. /s

Hopefully Frank can live on Little Debbies alone. LOL

29 posted on 08/28/2007 3:00:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: mark3681
Rosie is going to starve to death!

Not really. She can always air freight them in from another state.

I wonder if the military can spare a couple of C-130's...
30 posted on 08/28/2007 3:08:03 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Twinkies are garbage.No nutritional value.And they make you do crazy things.
Ask Dan White.


31 posted on 08/28/2007 3:10:07 PM PDT by Riverman94610
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For whatever it’s worth, BIMBO is pronounced “Beem-bo”. They aren’t hiring illegals. Instead they’re buying up local bakeries. (They’re one of our customers and yes, business is booming. Look for the non-union label.)


32 posted on 08/28/2007 3:28:06 PM PDT by scan59 (Let consumers dictate market policies. Government just gets in the way.)
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To: BurbankKarl
The Mexican BIMBO brand seems to be doing booming business.

At least we know Paris Hilton won't go hungry...

33 posted on 08/28/2007 3:28:48 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: BurbankKarl

California has had it in for Twinkies ever since San Francisco’s Dan White gunned down Mayor Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk and blamed it on his depression worsened by consumption of Twinkies and Coke.

You win again, Center for Science in the Public Interest ...


34 posted on 08/28/2007 3:32:21 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: BurbankKarl

As long as Twinkies are made....I’m happy. And yes it is getting harder to continue doing business in California.


35 posted on 08/28/2007 3:37:04 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Hoping my 'carbon footprint' has crushed a few liberals)
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To: BurbankKarl

how many are illegal alien help?


36 posted on 08/28/2007 3:39:47 PM PDT by television is just wrong (deport all illegal aliens NOW. Put all AMERICANS TO WORK FIRST. END WELFARE.i)
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To: Riverman94610
Twinkies are garbage. No nutritional value.

And this article said bread bakeries. What does Interstate Bread Corp. make in the bread line? Wonder Bread, Home Pride, and Butternut. Talk about no nutritional value!

This happened in the beer industry, too, more flavorful craft and microbreweries have put lowbrow beers out of business, as well. People want good taste, they're willing to shell out an extra buck for a quality loaf of bread from a real bakery, even if it's just in their local supermarket.

37 posted on 08/28/2007 3:49:32 PM PDT by hunter112 (Change will happen when very good men are forced to do very bad things.)
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To: BurbankKarl

No doubt their Tortilla Unit is still working three shifts...


38 posted on 08/28/2007 4:05:41 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: BurbankKarl
Grupo Bimbo owns the following:

Bimbo
The Bimbo brand has been the favorite of young and old, generation after generation. It has enjoyed a long history in Mexico and can now be enjoyed in Mexico, the United States and twelve Latin American countries.

Lara
Because of its flavor, freshness and quality, Lara is liked by everyone through its three lines of products: crackers, cookies and health line, which allows to enjoy them anytime. All their formulations are vitamin and iron enriched. The housewives prefer Lara cookies.

Barcel
During 25 years, Barcel has been making “what you crave for”. It has a range of delicious salty snacks including the famous home-made-like fresh and crispy potato Chips; the coated peanuts that are most sought after at parties and Barcel pork rinds among many other delicious and fun products ideally suited to be shared with friends.

Marinela
Marinela products are total enjoyment: “Gansito” or “Pingüinos” at recess; “Submarinos” for your party and an enormous variety of pastries, which transport you to a galaxy of Marinela flavors when you taste them.

Ricolino
Ricolino products such as “Bubulubu”, “Paleta Payaso” and “Kranky” among many others have revolutionized the confectionery industry and can to be found in Mexico, the United States and Europe,

Coronado
The burnt goat milk candy “Cajeta”, is a traditional Mexican sweet liked by young and old and highly nutritious, since it contains essential nutrients and energy sources. Coronado enjoys a long-standing tradition in the making of vanilla, burnt milk and liquor flavored “cajetas”, as well as sub-products, such as lollypops, soft candy and the popular wafers. Today Coronado is the uncontested leader in the making of these delicious products and has pioneered the marketing of pasteurized natural honey.

Suandy
Suandy is a line of fine pastry, cookies and cakes, made of butter, eggs, milk and other fine ingredients. Their refined flavor is a delight to enjoy in every special occasion: anniversaries, family gatherings and birthdays. Suandy preserves the rich flavor of traditional fine bakery products made lovingly and delicately to ensure supreme products.

Tía Rosa
Brings back all of the traditional flavor and freshness of Mexican baking: “bigotes”, “doraditas”, “empanadas”, “conchas”, “semitas” and “orejas” among other products, all of them produced from ingredients, such as milk, eggs and selected flours, which together create that homemade flavor. The “Tortillinas Tía Rosa” line includes the wheat flour tortillas preferred brand packed in Mexico.

Latin America Organization
Bimbo has been skillful in conquering Central and South America markets through products that meet the flavor preferences of each market: “Tulipan” in Costa Rica, “Plus Vita” , “Pullman” and “Ana María” in Brazil; “Ideal” in Chile are good examples of its sound position in the region.

Bimbo Bakeries USA
Bimbo Bakeries USA is leader in Texas and the Western region of the country. It has 13 plants and operations in more than 22 states of the American Union and also offers premium line products under the following brands:
Oroweat, Mrs. Baird’s, Entenmann’s, Thomas´, Boboli, Tía Rosa, Marinela and Bimbo, among others.

39 posted on 08/28/2007 4:20:15 PM PDT by LM_Guy
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To: BurbankKarl

As long as Moon Pies are still around who cares.


40 posted on 08/28/2007 4:26:12 PM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: goldstategop
I'm still waiting for their banana creame flavored Twinkies. sigh>

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Is that you Soupy?

41 posted on 08/28/2007 4:31:20 PM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Rimshot!


42 posted on 08/28/2007 4:37:40 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (Reunite Gondwanaland!)
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To: BurbankKarl

"I love Bimbos!"
43 posted on 08/28/2007 4:42:19 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (Reunite Gondwanaland!)
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To: boomop1

Don’t worry, they made enough of them for 50 years, their average shelf life with all the preservatives.


44 posted on 08/28/2007 4:47:22 PM PDT by Craigswatch (The truth hurts, but you need to know it.)
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To: BurbankKarl

Twinkie the Kid is deeply saddened

45 posted on 08/28/2007 4:54:44 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PAR35
The locally owned bakery in Dallas saw the writing on the wall, and sold out to Bimbo a few years ago.

Who was that?

46 posted on 08/28/2007 4:57:48 PM PDT by Live and let live conservative ($)
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To: Live and let live conservative

Mrs. Baird’s bakery.

“Mrs Baird’s Bakeries was founded in 1908 when Ninnie L. Baird and her family began baking bread for neighbors in their Fort Worth neighborhood. Today, Mrs Baird’s Bakeries is a division of Bimbo Bakeries USA, the Fort Worth-based subsidiary of Mexico-based Grupo Bimbo, one of the world’s leading baking companies.”
http://www.mrsbairds.com/company/overview.html

They also market under the following names: Oroweat, Bimbo, Tia Rosa, Entenmann’s, Thomas’ and Marinela.


47 posted on 08/28/2007 5:01:52 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: boomop1

Just don’t take my favorite, Tastycake with Peanut Butter and Chocolate. MMMmmmmmm.


48 posted on 08/28/2007 5:02:02 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (If General Patton was alive, he would slap many faces!!)
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To: BurbankKarl

Twinkie the Kid is deeply saddened

49 posted on 08/28/2007 5:12:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PAR35
Mrs. Baird’s bakery.

Holy cow, I didn't know that. Thanks.

50 posted on 08/28/2007 5:14:45 PM PDT by Live and let live conservative ($)
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