Wal-Mart May Buy Hostess, Bring Back Twinkies

Hostess Brands products are shown on November 15, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Hostess Brands Inc. has warned striking workers with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union that it will move to liquidate the company if plant operations don’t return to normal levels by this afternoon.
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Retailers Wal-Mart and Kroger are said to be two possible contenders to buy the bread and snack-food assets from the bankrupt Hostess Brands, Inc., reports Bloomberg, which quotes an unidentified source who says there are "about two dozen" bidders pursuing the company. We weren't really worried that anyone would actually let the Twinkies plug be pulled, and we're definitely happy to hear the news, but Fruit Pie the Magician should probably stop talking to the press. [Bloomberg, Earlier]