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Hostess Brands will create 150 jobs



Little Rock, Arkansas — Snack company Hostess Brands, Inc. announced it will convert an idled factory in Arkadelphia into a state-of-the-art bakery.

In the second half of 2023, the new location is expected to be operational and bring approximately 150 new jobs to the community over the next three years.

Hostess Brands, whose iconic foods include Donettes, Twinkies, CupCakes, and Ding Dongs, plans to invest $120 million to $140 million to transform the 330,000-square-foot facility in Arkadelphia into a next-generation bakery.

According to the company, the new bakery will increase the capacity across its bakeries on its Donettes and cake platforms by approximately 20%.

“We’ve been profitably gaining market share across the snacking categories in which we compete,” said Andy Callahan, president, and CEO of Hostess Brands. “The addition of this new bakery signals our confidence that we expect the growth we have demonstrated over the last several years to continue.”