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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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KGWReporterKyle Iboshi contributed to this report

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