Thread: Hostess Files Bankruptcy

    • 3 years 3 months ago
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    Quote by stake
    Well well well. Three weeks from today, Twinkies will return.

    Wonder if all the people claiming nostalgia for them will actually buy them this time.
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      • 3 years 3 months ago
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      You know, I've been thinking. Maybe Hostess never went out of business after all. They only announced to declare bankruptcy last year just so the demand for Twinkies and other Hostess products will rise sky-high. Then after a good months pass by when Hostess pulled their products off the market, then they decide to bring them back after keeping people waiting.

      I'm making this up, of course. But still, wouldn't that have been an excellent marketing strategy?
        • 3 years 2 months ago
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        Quote by blueluigi22
        You know, I've been thinking. Maybe Hostess never went out of business after all. They only announced to declare bankruptcy last year just so the demand for Twinkies and other Hostess products will rise sky-high. Then after a good months pass by when Hostess pulled their products off the market, then they decide to bring them back after keeping people waiting.

        I'm making this up, of course. But still, wouldn't that have been an excellent marketing strategy?

        I know some people say the same thing about Coca Cola's "New Coke" experiment during the 80s. It makes sense, before they pulled Twinkies off the shelf just about nobody talked about them. Then all of a sudden as soon as they're "gone" everybody starts reminiscing about them. Chances are most of the people claiming nostalgia for them are just hopping on the bandwagon.
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          • 3 years 2 months ago
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          Now if they could only bring back Circuit City. I'm so tired of having Circuit City withdrawal.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

          Come have the time of YOUR life with me and the gang at Retro-daze.org.
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            • 3 years 2 months ago
            • Posts: 197
            Walmart is now selling Twinkies again.

            http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Latest-News-Wires/2013/0712/Walmart-Twinkies-are-here-on-sale-before-Hostess-planned
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              • 3 years 2 months ago
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              I saw this. I wonder how many times they will sell out in the next few weeks. I know poorer areas (like where I live) will probably sell out quick, as people here love cheap snacks (especially in situations like this). I predict lots of EBT Twinkie purchases.
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