Portland customers hoarding Hostess snacks

Portland customers hoarding Hostess snacks

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by KGW.com Staff

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Posted on November 16, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 16 at 8:25 PM

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PORTLAND - Customers at Hostess stores in Portland began clearing the shelves Friday after news that the company is shutting down.

The company said Hostess stores will remain open for several days until the remaining products are sold.

Hostess announced it was closing Friday amid a workers’ strike, citing that the company was unprofitable "under its current cost structure, much of which is determined by union wages and pension costs."

The privately held company filed for Chapter 11 protection in January, its second trip through bankruptcy court in less than a decade.

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KGW Reporter Kyle Iboshi contributed to this report

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