STOCKING UP TWINKIES Hostess Going Out Of Business; People Stocking Up On Sweet Treats
Reported by: Rachael Tarr
Videographer: Kenney Barnette
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: Katy Brown
Reported: Nov. 16, 2012 12:41 PM EST
Updated: Nov. 16, 2012 9:33 PM EST
EYEWITNESS ONLINE WEBCAST VIDEO C L I C K T O P L A Y
, Cabell County
, West Virginia
Some big changes for Twinkies and Wonder Bread are in the works, as the iconic 82-year-old bakery Hostess brands is shutting down for good.
Hostess had filed for bankruptcy and will soon begin liquidating the company.
The trickle-down effect can already be felt locally as grocers are saying once the supply is gone, it's gone for good.
One truck driver for a distributor in Cabell County told Eyewitness News that his last day on the job was Friday.
"It's been looming over us the whole time, so we've had time to prepare financially," driver Jason Trador said. "But there's always the uncertainty, and it's hard to find good paying jobs in this area."
More than 18,000 people nationwide are expected to lose their jobs.
However, the liquidation may not mean the end of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread. Such sweet treats could find new life under a different owner, once the company begins an auction of its brands and assets.
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