Flowers Bids for Hostess Bread Brands

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Flowers Foods here has bid to acquire several of the bread brands and baking facilities from Hostess Brands for up to $390 million.

The company said it has offered $355 million for the Wonder, Butternut, Home Pride, Merita and Nature’s Price bread brands, along with 20 bakeries, 38 depots and other assets. That could be increased to $360 million if certain licensing rights are included.

It also bid another $30 million for the Be

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