No more Twinkies, Wonder Bread as Hostess shuts down
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FT. MYERS, Fla. - No more Twinkies, Wonder Bread or Ding-Dongs, at least for now, as Hostess announces it's shutting down operations.
Nationwide, more than 18,500 people are out of a job as the company blames the closure on a baker's strike.
Four In Your Corner's Colleen Hogan is trying to find out what will happen to local Hostess employees and the popular line of products.
Ft. Myers resident Jessica Tyus is on a Twinkie run.
"I came to buy a pack of Twinkies," she laughed.
But this is no laughing matter.
"I was pretty shocked," she said.
Shocked because Hostess, the company that makes the beloved yellow treat, is no longer.
The company asked a federal judge to let them shut down operations, blaming a baker's strike over contract negotiations.
Employees still opened the Hostess store on Metro Parkway in Ft. Myers Friday but they wouldn't talk about the closure.
One employee said they had been told not to talk to the media. The employee would not say how many local jobs were affected. Calls to the national and local Hostess numbers weren't answered but the company thanked customers on their website for their loyalty.
Hostess hopes to sell off its products to the highest bidder so you may see your favorites in the snack aisle again.
Colleen Hogan, reporter