Interstate Bakeries Corporation, the largest wholesale bread and cake distributor in the United States and the home of two American icons: Hostess® Twinkies® and Wonder® Bread.
The Company's two major units are the Wholesale Baking Division and Retail Bakery Outlets. The Wholesale Division is divided into 2 Business Units: East, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and West, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. The Company also sells dry products such as croutons and stuffing.
The Company operates 41 bakeries throughout the United States and employs approximately 24,000 people. From these strategically dispersed bakeries, the Company's sales force delivers baked goods to more than 200,000 food outlets on approximately 6,400 delivery routes. The Company's products are distributed throughout the United States, primarily through its direct route system and approximately 900 bakery outlet stores, and to some extent through distributors.