KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hostess Brands is moving full steam ahead, entering the bagel market and launching chocolate Twinkies and white fudge Ding Dongs, among other new offerings, just a couple of months after it started trading as a public company.
In a January presentation to investors at ICR Conference 2017 in Orlando, Fla., Hostess CEO William Toler said the new products and varieties are examples of the company's new direction. Click through for a look at new items for convenience and drug stores from the Kansas City, Mo.-based Hostess Brands ...
3. Ice-cream pints and Ding Dongs ice-cream sandwiches
Hostess-branded ice-cream pints, including a CupCakes flavor, will be available in six varieties as part of a licensing deal with Nestle USA. A Ding Dongs ice-cream sandwich is available now, Toler said, with more ice cream items launching in the spring. Under the agreement, Nestle will handle production, sales and logistics of the ice-cream business.