IRVING, Texas — Kroger Co. and Wal-Mart Stores are among a group of about “two dozen” companies that have submitted bids for all or part of Hostess Brands, according to a Blooomberg News report Thursday. Other bidders include Grupo Bimbo and Alpha Baking Co., the report said. As previously reported, Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, Wonder Bread and other baked-goods brands, is seeking to liquidate after a failed effort to reorganize through bankruptcy. It is seeking ...

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