Hostess Products Flying off of Shelves | VideoJessica Roose | 11/19/2012
When news spread that the company was closing, its products began flying off shelves.
Mike Connolly has been enjoying Sweetheart brand bread, made by Hostess, for more than 20 years.
"We`re 21 miles north of Hebron, we always come down here and my wife buys our bread here," he said.
He says news that the company is closing, at least for now, is disappointing. He`s one of many who have headed out to pick up their favorite treats.
"I bought two little pieces of fruitcake," he said.
Across town, Cashwise is nearly out of Hostess products. Earlier they only had one box of doughnuts left.
"It wasn`t on the shelf this morning, it was actually in one of our re-shops. So we re-shopped it this morning, so I`m probably thinking people really don`t realize it`s there quite yet," said store manager Larry Theurer.
He says the shelves started to look empty soon after Friday`s announcement.
"It`s kind of a novelty, people are going to get what they can of the last of the product."
The cameras weren`t allowed in the Bakery Outlet store, but one look inside showed they too were cleaned out and employees were finishing out what could be their last day.
While employees couldn`t talk on camera they did say they`ll miss the customers the most. One even came in with a note, some kind words of encouragement and a little extra cash to get through the tough times ahead.
There are over 18,000 Hostess employees in the country, 17 working in North Dakota. All will be without a job if the company doesn`t come to an agreement with the Baker`s Union.
If the company and the union can`t come to an agreement during meditation tomorrow then the bankruptcy hearing will resume Wednesday.