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Iconic American snack maker Hostess eyes public listing

Move comes as US food industry's sales and profit are slumping

Changing consumer tastes have been hard on big packaged- food makers, with sugar in particular targeted as a health hindrance by US consumers.

New York

HOSTESS Brands LLC, the baker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs, plans to become a publicly listed company, marking a revival for an iconic American baker that just three years ago was facing liquidation.

The company will go through a complex deal on its route to becoming public