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ConAgra Foods is an international packaged foods producer. Founded by Frank Little and Alva Kinney in 1919, ConAgra Foods is a public company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange as CAG. The head office for ConAgra Foods is located in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

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Dean Best | 26 Nov 2015

ConAgra Foods CEO Sean Connolly, fresh from securing the sale of the US group's own-label business, has made another strategic move - splitting the business in two. A largely branded business, Conagra Brands, and a frozen potato products supplier, Lamb Weston, are set to be created. Dean Best analyses what could lie ahead for both companies.

Katy Askew | 24 Sep 2015

Much has been made of the decline of legacy brands in the US, which have failed to keep up with shifting consumer demands. In its first-quarter update, released yesterday (24 September), ConAgra Foods claimed a change in strategy has enabled it to breath fresh life into some of its iconic – but declining – brands. Katy Askew reports.

Katy Askew | 23 Sep 2015

This week saw the owner and CEO of the now defunct Peanut Corporation of America, Stewart Parnell, sentenced to a 28-year jail term over his role in the 2008-9 salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened 714 more.

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Latest Interviews

Dean Best | 15 Oct 2015

Offloaded by ConAgra Foods this year, US crisp bread maker RyKrisp is starting again under new ownership. Ted Leavitt, a former Pillsbury executive, snapped up RyKrisp and is heading a business looking to prove a brand that fell out of favour at one of the giants of the sector can thrive. Dean Best spoke to Leavitt about his plans.

Dean Best | 17 Jan 2014

Quorn Foods, the UK-based meat-free group, is enjoying a period of robust sales growth in the UK - but the business, owned by Exponent Private Equity, has international ambitions. In part two of the latest just-food interview, CEO Kevin Brennan discusses the company's overseas performance and prospects.

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Katy Askew | 29 Sep 2016

ConAgra Foods booked an increase in first-quarter profit today (29 September) as the group prepares to spin-off its Lamb Weston potato business. 

Katy Askew | 27 Sep 2016

ConAgra Foods has acquired fellow US group Frontera Foods, including the Frontera, Red Fork and Salpica brands. 

Katy Askew | 4 Aug 2016

ConAgra Foods has confirmed plans to close a production facility in St Louis County as part of its drive to improve operational efficiency. 

Katy Askew | 15 Jul 2016

ConAgra Foods has announced the appointment of a new vice president and chief financial officer.

John Shepherd | 13 Jul 2016

ConAgra Foods today (13 July) took the next step toward plans to spin-off Lamb Weston and form two independent companies with the initial filing of a Form 10 Registration Statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

John Shepherd | 11 Jul 2016

ConAgra Foods has expanded its Healthy Choice Simply Cafe Steamers line to include four dishes made with organic ingredients certified by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Katy Askew | 30 Jun 2016

Shares in ConAgra Foods slumped in pre-market trade this morning (30 June) as it emerged that the performance of the company's consumer foods unit weighed on its overall result. 

Katy Askew | 28 Jun 2016

ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston and its European partner Netherlands-based Meijer Frozen Foods have established a joint venture with  Belaya Dacha to serve the Russian market. 

Katy Askew | 22 Jun 2016

Post Holdings reportedly held talks with ConAgra Foods over a possible merger with the Chef Boyardee's potato business, Lamb Weston. 

Katy Askew | 10 Jun 2016

ConAgra Foods has detailed plans to invest US$200m to establish a new French fry processing line at its Lamb Weston facility in Richland in Washington state.

John Shepherd | 10 Jun 2016

ConAgra Foods has stopped using partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in the manufacturing of all spreads in the US group's portfolio, which includes the Fleischmann's, Blue Bonnet and Parkay lines.

John Shepherd | 10 Jun 2016

ConAgra Foods has announced its intention to sell its national food ingredient sourcing and distribution company JM Swank, the US group's latest move to dispose an asset to focus on its consumer-facing business.

Dean Best | 24 May 2016

John Gehring, the CFO of ConAgra Foods, is to leave the US group, the Chef Boyardee and Alexia owner announced today (24 May).

Katy Askew | 24 May 2016

ConAgra Foods said it is increasing the resources it can place behind its core business through the sale of its Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings unit. 

Katy Askew | 5 May 2016

TreeHouse Foods reported a first-quarter loss as costs associated with its acquisition of the ConAgra Foods private brands business weighed on profitability. 

Katy Askew | 28 Apr 2016

ConAgra Foods has struck a deal to sell two bakeries to US bread maker Alpha Baking. 

Dean Best | 7 Apr 2016

ConAgra Foods today (7 April) reported third-quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates and, according to the US group's CEO, its own expectations after a focus on price and mix, as well as driving efficiency, improved the Banquet maker's profitability.

Hannah Abdulla | 29 Mar 2016

TreeHouse Foods has confirmed it is bumping up the number of natural and organic food items it produces and plans to sell them through the acquired ConAgra Foods private-label unit.

Hannah Abdulla | 23 Mar 2016

ConAgra Foods has become the latest company to announce it will introduce labelling for products containing genetically modified ingredients in the US.

Hannah Abdulla | 23 Mar 2016

Kellogg will start labelling products on sale in the US that contain genetically modified ingredients as of next month.

Katy Askew | 21 Mar 2016

ConAgra Foods is purportedly considering putting Spicetec Flavors and Seasonings (SFS) up for sale. 

Dean Best | 14 Mar 2016

ConAgra Foods is expanding operations at a Lamb Weston factory in the US, amid growing demand for products like hash brown patties and potato puffs.

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Katy Askew | 2 Feb 2016

TreeHouse Foods announced yesterday (2 February) it has completed its acquisition of ConAgra Foods' private-label business in a deal that will go some way to reshaping the US own-label sector.

Hannah Abdulla | 9 Jul 2015

ConAgra Foods has appointed former senior executives at Nestle and Kraft to its board, just three weeks after activist investor Jana Partners took a 7% stake in the US food group.

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