Hostess Brands, Inc.: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis by ICDResearch

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									Hostess Brands, Inc.

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Hostess Brands, Inc.                                                          Key Employees
                                                                              Name                       Job Title
Fast Facts
                                      6031 Connection Drive, Irving, 75039,   Brian J. Driscoll
Headquarters Address
                                      United States of America
                                                                                                         Executive Vice President -
                                                                              David A. Loeser
Telephone                              + 1 972 5324500                                                   Human Resources
                                                                                                         Executive Vice President -
                                                                              Gary K. Wandschneider
Fax                                    + 1 972 8927694                                                   Operations
                                                                                                         Chief Financial Officer,
                                                                              John O. Stewart
Website                               www.hostessbrands.com                                              Executive Vice President
                                                                                                         Executive Vice President,
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange         N/A                                     Kent B. Magill             General Counsel,
                                                                                                         Corporate Secretary
Number of Employees                   20,000                                                             Chief Marketing Officer,
                                                                              Richard C. Seban
                                                                                                         Executive Vice President
Fiscal Year End                       December                                                           Senior Vice President -
                                                                              Steve Birgfeld
                                                                                                         Information Technology
Revenue (in US$ million)              2,500.00

                                                                              Company Overview

                                                                              Hostess Brands, Inc. (Hostess), formerly known
                                                                              as Interstate Bakeries Corporation, is a
SWOT Analysis                                                                 wholesale baker and distributor of fresh baked
                                                                              bread and sweet goods in the US. It offers
Strengths                             Weaknesses                              variety of products such as breads, buns, rolls,
                                                                              croutons, stuffing, dressings, snakes cakes,
Broad product and brand portfolio     Limited geographic presence             donuts and other related products under a
                                                                              number of well-known national and regional
Efficient distribution network                                                brand names. Major brands offered by the
                                                                              company are Wonder, Hostess, Dolly Madison,
Strong market position                                                        Merita, Nature’s Pride, Home Pride and Drake’s.
                                                                              Hostess, through its direct route system and
                                                                              more than 600 bakery outlets, distributes its
Opportunities                         Threats
                                                                              products across the US. It operates 36 bakeries
                                                                              and about 600 distribution centers that cater to
Growing convenience stores in the US Effective pricing                        various food outlets on about 6,000 delivery
                                                                              routes. Hostess is headquartered in Irving,
Growth in online shopping             Government regulations                  Texas, US.

New product launches                  Rise in labor wages
                                                                              Key Competitors
                                                                              Flowers Foods, Inc. (Ticker: FLO)

                                                                              George Weston Limited (Ticker: WN)

                                                                              Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (Ticker: KKD)

                                                                              McKee Foods Corporation

                                                                              Sara Lee Corporation (Ticker: SLE)




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 4
    1.1     Company Overview .................................................................................................................................................4
    1.2     Business Description ...............................................................................................................................................4
    1.3     Major Products and Services ...................................................................................................................................5
2     Recent Developments ............................................................................................................................. 6
3     SWOT Analysis ........................................................................................................................................ 8
    3.1     SWOT Analysis - Overview .....................................................................................................................................8
    3.2     Strengths .................................................................................................................................................................8
    3.3     Weaknesses ............................................................................................................................................................8
    3.4     Opportunities ...........................................................................................................................................................9
    3.5     Threats .....................................................................................................................................................................9
4     Hostess Brands, Inc. - History ....................................
								
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