The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


Twinkies are here

Christine Tate, co-manager of Palestine’s Kroger, straightens the new Twinkie display at the store on Friday. The iconic snack cake returned to shelves eight months after Hostess declared bankruptcy and stopped producing Twinkies and other popular snack food items. The company was subsequently bought by two private equity firms, Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management. And the Twinkie isn’t the only new thing happening at Kroger. Store Manager Brian Mixon said the grocery store is currently undergoing a reset to help provide new items, better flow and improved aesthetics to its customers. “All these improvements are to provide a better shopping experience for our customers,” Mixon said.