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  •  Hostess used to ship cake 'round the world... (2+ / 0-)
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    sfbob, ladybug53

    They had a very lucrative contract to supply military bases. They tried selling their cake and premium breads in the open market in Europe and the middle east, but that was a disaster. IIRC, the Richmond, VA plant made the sweet goods and they were stuffed into containers for ocean shipment, which as you can imagine wasn't very fast. Until Hostess (mis)management closed it monday, the Seattle cake bakery supplied cake products to Alaska that was shipped their via RO-RO ship, IIRC.

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