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  • So, if Bimbo buys out most of Hostess, will they keep the Hostess name or are we going to see Bimbo Ho Hos as an actual product?
  • Hey, this actually is a great idea- they already have the capability and make a lot of good stuff. Sara lee, Entmenmanns, etc.
    I will really laugh though if Lil Debbie wins this- Cosmic Brownies, Swiss Rolls and Nutty Bars for all!
  • Its pronounced "Beem-Bo" for those who don't know.
    And yes, this is a real company. Their logo is on the uniform of the Philadelphia Union of MLS.
  • Joe USer: So, if Bimbo buys out most of Hostess, will they keep the Hostess name or are we going to see Bimbo Ho Hos as an actual product?


    They tend to stick with the brands they've bought (like Sara Lee) so I imagine they'll keep the Hostess name, or maybe eschew Hostess and just call them Ho-Ho's without a parent brand.
  • I've seen their goodies around town in the 7-11s and such.

    They're quality products.
  • SilentStrider: Its pronounced "Beem-Bo" for those who don't know.
    And yes, this is a real company. Their logo is on the uniform of the Philadelphia Union of MLS.


    I buy their bread enough and I know how they want me to pronounce it.

    But it's not pronounced "Fronk n steen" no matter how much he wishes it was.
  • Joe USer: SilentStrider: Its pronounced "Beem-Bo" for those who don't know.
    And yes, this is a real company. Their logo is on the uniform of the Philadelphia Union of MLS.

    I buy their bread enough and I know how they want me to pronounce it.

    But it's not pronounced "Fronk n steen" no matter how much he wishes it was.


    Fair enough.
  • This going-out-of-business thing is a ploy.

    You know when the last time this happened was?

    2009.

    It's just the Hostess way of shirking contractual obligations.
  • According to the Christian Science Monitor, while food producers ConAgra and Flowers Food, the American company behind Nature Valley granola, have expressed interest along with Little Debbie baker McKee Foods, Mexico's Grupo Bimbo may hold the inside track.

    Little Debbie may become a Bimbo?

    *snert*

    /Soz, I'mma frightfully immature.
  • Asa Phelps: This going-out-of-business thing is a ploy.

    You know when the last time this happened was?

    2009.

    It's just the Hostess way of shirking contractual obligations.


    Uh, that was Chapter 11. This is liquidation, and it's already been agreed to. Hostess is done as a company.
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    Very common down here in the Southwest and in Mexico. Not bad - I kinda like the Bimbo bread.

    I wonder if some of the Hostess production would shift to Mexico. That would be a fun one for Republicans to toss around.
  • SilentStrider: Its pronounced "Beem-Bo" for those who don't know.


    thanks Debbie Downer. No one can have fun when you're around.
  • Lsherm: Asa Phelps: This going-out-of-business thing is a ploy.

    You know when the last time this happened was?

    2009.

    It's just the Hostess way of shirking contractual obligations.

    Uh, that was Chapter 11. This is liquidation, and it's already been agreed to. Hostess is done as a company.


    I don't buy it. Inside of 2 weeks the same executives will be operating the same brands.

    The teamsters saw this coming. The other union did not.
  • Asa Phelps: Lsherm: Asa Phelps: This going-out-of-business thing is a ploy.

    You know when the last time this happened was?

    2009.

    It's just the Hostess way of shirking contractual obligations.

    Uh, that was Chapter 11. This is liquidation, and it's already been agreed to. Hostess is done as a company.

    I don't buy it. Inside of 2 weeks the same executives will be operating the same brands.

    The teamsters saw this coming. The other union did not.


    The Teamsters tried to get the other union to stop striking last week because they knew everyone was going to get farked.

    The "executives" are two hedge funds who lent the money to keep Hostess running these past three years and one private equity firm that has been running the business. The hedge funds are first in line for liquidation payback. The PE firm is going to lose their shirt on this. The employees are farked six ways from Sunday, because the only thing that was funding their pension fund was the loan provided by the hedge funds, which now has to be paid back via property and brand liquidation. There is no more pension fund for these people. There's no more company, there's no more jobs, and there's no future for the current players.

    The brand will survive, but the 18,000 people who worked for Hostess are now unemployed and without pensions.
  • Lsherm: The brand will survive, but the 18,000 people who worked for Hostess are now unemployed and without pensions.


    Why do the hedge funds get paid first?

    That's what's wrong with the system. The hedge funds are investments. If the investment goes pear shaped, they should spilt milk it and move the fark on. Don't invest what you can't lose and bootstraps, wot!

    Meanwhile, the employees who spent their lives working and paying into that pension should be given priority, but they won't be.

    It's all farkin' backwards.
  • ManateeGag: SilentStrider: Its pronounced "Beem-Bo" for those who don't know.

    thanks Debbie Downer. No one can have fun when you're around.


    Jo USer seemed to find a way :p
  • doglover: Lsherm: The brand will survive, but the 18,000 people who worked for Hostess are now unemployed and without pensions.

    Why do the hedge funds get paid first?

    That's what's wrong with the system. The hedge funds are investments. If the investment goes pear shaped, they should spilt milk it and move the fark on. Don't invest what you can't lose and bootstraps, wot!

    Meanwhile, the employees who spent their lives working and paying into that pension should be given priority, but they won't be.

    It's all farkin' backwards.


    From what little I gathered - they were the only ones willing to lend money during the first bankruptcy. If it's any consolation to you - they aren't going to see a return on their investment. They dictated high interest returns for the loans, and Hostess couldn't meet them.
  • ManateeGag: SilentStrider: Its pronounced "Beem-Bo" for those who don't know.

    thanks Little Debbie Downer. No one can have fun when you're around.


    ftfy

    /oh god i hate myself
  • Lil Debbie's is cheap crap.
  • Good to know that this Bimbo is more versatile than most.
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    Very common down here in the Southwest and in Mexico. Not bad - I kinda like the Bimbo bread.

    I wonder if some of the Hostess production would shift to Mexico. That would be a fun one for Republicans to toss around.


    Yes. That was mentioned in the article. Which means that we can see a return of real sugar instead of that high fructose corn syrup crap that our taxes are subsidizing so a bunch of rich corn farmers can get richer. If they go back to sugar I might give them another shot. I can't stomach the crap they've been producing. 

    /Mexican Coke is better than American Coke
  • And I thought it would be super duper mover and shaker Edward Bronfman Jr to be the one to buy this puppy up.
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