Skip to comments.Twinkies maker halting bread operations in Southern California, cutting 1,300 jobs
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 companys long-term survival and financial health.
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Next Little Debbie.
(sniff!) no more deep-fried Twinkies?
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.
Yet another company deciding that Kali isn’t worth it.
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.
"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
"Who's heart will I clog now?"
TE, can you pic Frank’s face when I show him this? EFG ~Pandy~
The Mexican BIMBO brand seems to be doing booming business.
Rosie is going to starve to death!
I wonder how many of BIMBO employees are illegal?
The locally owned bakery in Dallas saw the writing on the wall, and sold out to Bimbo a few years ago.
No, they definitely use non-union labor.
Bimbo bought Entenmens and Orowheat in Socal
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.
I guess they didn’t make enough dough.....
“Bimbo bought Entenmens and Orowheat in Socal”
They must be making serious “dough”
>>I wonder how many of BIMBO employees are illegal?<<
Hehe - that is THE very first thing I thought of when I read the headline.......
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.
“Bimbo bought Entenmens and Orowheat in Socal”
They had enough cash flow to buy these prominent bakeries.
I think I will pass on the $500000 1500 sqft home in the middle of a crowded subdivision.
I was thinking the same thing!
..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
Pumpkin Raspberry & Cream Strawberry
Jumbo Wicked Whoopie
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
Twinkies are garbage.No nutritional value.And they make you do crazy things.
Ask Dan White.
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.)
At least we know Paris Hilton won't go hungry...
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 ...
As long as Twinkies are made....I’m happy. And yes it is getting harder to continue doing business in California.
how many are illegal alien help?
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.
No doubt their Tortilla Unit is still working three shifts...
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Latin America Organization
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Bimbo Bakeries USA
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As long as Moon Pies are still around who cares.
Is that you Soupy?
Don’t worry, they made enough of them for 50 years, their average shelf life with all the preservatives.
Twinkie the Kid is deeply saddened
Who was that?
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.”
They also market under the following names: Oroweat, Bimbo, Tia Rosa, Entenmann’s, Thomas’ and Marinela.
Just don’t take my favorite, Tastycake with Peanut Butter and Chocolate. MMMmmmmmm.
Twinkie the Kid is deeply saddened
Holy cow, I didn't know that. Thanks.