Hostess officially closes down its business and lays off all 18.5K of its employees. Though the...

|By:, SA News Editor

Hostess officially closes down its business and lays off all 18.5K of its employees. Though the company blames a national strike by workers as crippling its efforts to emerge from bankruptcy, a lineup of brands decidedly off-trend also contributed. Will a major food player such as Grupo Bimbo (GRBMF.PK), Hillshire Brands (HSH), Flowers Foods (FLO), or Post Holdings (POST) take a stab at buying out well-known names such as Wonder Bread, Ding Dongs, or Twinkies from the Hostess rubble?