As of March 2015, Hostess no longer has thrift store outlets or retail stores; however, Big Lots has been designated the official outlet retail store for Hostess overstock. Hostess is a snack food company that produces a variety of products, such as Twinkies, Cupcakes, Suzy Qs and Ding Dongs.
Hostess was founded in 1919 with its first product, what is now known as the Hostess cupcake. In 1925, Continental Baking added a dessert line to its products, starting the Hostess Brand. Five years later, the Twinkie was created and sold for 5 cents. Interstate Bakeries acquired the Hostess brand in 1995, making it the largest bakery in the United States. Big Lots, as the official outlet retailer, receives a different assortment of fresh Hostess products each week.