The Bart wrote: In every successful company, employee's "personal investment" of loyalty and labor has been the main reason for success. Maybe with this new idea of treating labor as a commodity, we're seeing more and more businesses that were always successful, become unsuccessful.
The main reason for a businesses success is that they offer a product or service that the customer wants at a price the customer is willing to pay which results in a suitable profit for the owners of the company. Labor can be a big or little factor depending on the product or service.
Hostess has encountered problems for a variety of reasons with a major one being the price of sugar which skyrocketed thanks to the US government placing tariffs on imported sugar.