Twinkie, Twinkie, Little Star

America will be celebrating this July with parades and fireworks. That’s right, the Twinkie is back!
The private equity firms Metropoulos & Co and Apollo Global Management, which teamed up to revive a defunct Hostess Brands Inc., are reopening four Twinkie plants over the next ten weeks and plan to fill shelves with the classic American treat, hopefully by the 4th of July.

Twinkies’ revenge

The Washington Times

The ding dongs at Big Labor who refused to make concessions when Hostess Brands, the makers of Twinkies, Drake’s Cakes and Wonder Bread, faced imminent bankruptcy, now find themselves frozen out of the newly constituted company.

New Twinkie Maker Shuns Union Labor

By Rachel Feintzeig, The Wall Street Journal

The company that bought the Twinkie, HoHo and Ding Dong brands out of bankruptcy is gearing up to reopen plants and hire workers, but it won’t be using union labor.