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November 17, 2012
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Clerk Debra Brinkley, left, checks out customers as longtime Hostess thrift store customer Mark Talley leaves the Memphis, Tenn., store with bags full of Zingers on Friday.

Associated Press photo

Curtis Smout stands in line with a stack of Twinkies at the Hostess Thrift Shop in Ogden, Utah, on Friday. Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of the spongy snack with a mysterious cream filling, said Friday it would shutter after years of struggling with management turmoil, rising labor costs and the ever-changing tastes of Americans.