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Shutdown of Hostess Brands Inc. not expected to impact supplies in Tri-Cities for Thanksgiving

November 17th, 2012 9:35 am by Jan Hearne - Press Tempo Editor

Hostess Brands Inc. moved Friday to shut down its operations, but the loss of products like Wonder and Merita breads will not affect bread supplies in the Tri-Cities this Thanksgiving, distributors and retailers said.

When asked about possible bread shortages, Randall Tipton, district manager for IGA, said, “I don’t think it will really affect us at all here. We’ll just carry on with the other companies.”

Flowers Baking Co. in Morristown, a division of Flowers Foods, is one of the companies supplying retailers in the Tri-Cities area.

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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