Add grocers Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Kroger Co. to the list of companies believed to have placed bids for the assets of bankrupt Twinkie maker Hostess Brands Inc. Citing a confidential source, Bloomberg reports Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) and Kroger (NYSE: KR) have joined the likes of baking companies Grupo Bimbo SAB and Alpha Baking Co. Irving-based Hostess is liquidating following a restructuring attempt that failed amid a standoff between the company and one of its unions.

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