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US: Ralcorp to consolidate units to cut costs

1 Aug 2012

US private-label food group Ralcorp Holdings plans to bring its subsidiaries together to save money and drive "sustainable" growth.

US: Ralcorp's Gelit purchase for benefit of US operations - analysts

19 Jun 2012

Ralcorp Holdings' motive for tits purchase of Italian private-label frozen ready meals maker Gelit may have been to gain access to alternative channels in the US, according to analysts.

US/ITALY: Ralcorp acquires Italian firm Gelit

18 Jun 2012

Ralcorp Holdings has acquired Italian private-label frozen ready meals maker Gelit for an undisclosed sum.

US: Post impairment charges push Ralcorp to FY loss

30 Nov 2011

Impairment charges on US cereal business Post, caused by a worsening in the sales and earnings outlook for the division, has led owner Ralcorp Holdings to report annual losses of US$187m.

US: Palladium Equity Partners buys Teasdale Quality Foods

22 Sep 2011

Private-equity firm Palladium Equity Partners has acquired US canned food maker Teasdale Quality Foods.

Ralcorp: the hunter becomes the hunted?

3 May 2011

Shares in Ralcorp Holdings have rocketed since the company was linked to a takeover approach by an unnamed suitor - rumoured to be ConAgra Foods - with the possibility mooted that a financial buyer could also make a move for the US cereal-to-pasta group. While Ralcorp has knocked back the offer, speculation is currently centred on the possibility that further interest in the company could emerge. Katy Humphries reports.

US: Ralcorp rejects takeover approach

3 May 2011

Ralcorp Holdings, the US maker of Post cereals, indicated late on Sunday (1 May) that it received and rejected a takeover approach from an unnamed bidder in March.

US: Ralcorp to "accelerate" price hikes to offset input costs

9 Feb 2011

US cereal-to-pasta group Ralcorp Holdings is aiming to "accelerate" the rate at which it pushes through price increases to offset soaring commodity costs.

The just-food management briefing - M&A in 2010 - a timeline

20 Dec 2010

There have been over 640 stories in just-food's M&A section since April this year covering everything from industry-changing mergers to bolt on acquisitions and brand disposals. This section to the briefing tracks the major moves through the year by looking at all the deals that were put under scrutiny in our insights section.

US: M&A costs hit Ralcorp Holdings Q4 profits

10 Nov 2010

Costs linked to a series of acquisitions hit the bottom line of US private-label group Ralcorp Holdings during its fourth quarter.

US: M&A specialist added to Ralcorp board

26 Oct 2010

Post cereals maker Ralcorp Holdings has appointed two more board directors, including an M&A specialist from investment bankers George K. Baum & Co.

US: American Italian Pasta boss Kelly to leave company

2 Aug 2010

The chief executive of US pasta supplier American Italian Pasta Co. has decided to leave the business following the company's US$1.2bn sale to Ralcorp Holdings.

US: Ralcorp note offering to fund AIPC pasta buy

22 Jul 2010

US private-label food group Ralcorp Holdings is to offer US$450m in notes to help fund its planned acquisition of pasta maker American Italian Pasta Co.

US: Acquisition costs, lower sales hit Ralcorp profits

20 Jul 2010

US food group Ralcorp Holdings has booked falling third-quarter profits after acquisition costs and a drop in sales ate into earnings.

Best bits: G20 fails to deliver clear path forward

28 Jun 2010

Are we or are we not headed for a double-dip recession? This is the question that has dominated talks at the G20 summit over the last few days.

US/CANADA: Ralcorp buys Sepp's Gourmet Foods

28 Jun 2010

US food group Ralcorp Holdings has bought Canadian frozen breakfast food manufacturer Sepp's Gourmet Foods for an undisclosed sum.

Top stories on just-food this week

25 Jun 2010

The UK's austerity budget was always likely to dominate headlines and the food sector was no different. Outside of the economic sphere there was plenty of news from the UK's retail trade, particularly overseas. Further afield there was trouble for the US's Ralcorp.

US: Ralcorp commences cash tender offer for AIPC

24 Jun 2010

US food group Ralcorp Holdings has commenced a tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of American Italian Pasta Co. (AIPC) for US$53 per share.

In the spotlight - Ralcorp Holdings

22 Jun 2010

What kind of acquisition has Ralcorp Holdings, the US food group behind cereal brand Post, delivered to its shareholders with its deal to buy American Italian Pasta Co.?

UPDATE: US: American Italian Pasta silent on Ralcorp investigations

22 Jun 2010

American Italian Pasta Co. (AIPC) has declined to comment on investigations by a number of law firms over the fairness of its deal with Ralcorp on shareholders.

US: American Italian Pasta faces legal probes over Ralcorp deal

22 Jun 2010

A number of law firms have started investigations into concerns over the financial impact of Ralcorp Holdings’ plan to buy American Italian Pasta Co. (AIPC) on the pasta supplier’s shareholders.

UPDATE: US: Ralcorp defends American Italian Pasta takeover

21 Jun 2010

Ralcorp Holdings' senior directors today (21 June) defended the US food group's plan to buy pasta supplier American Italian Pasta Co. amid questions over how it could grow the business.

UPDATE: US: Ralcorp seeks more effective cereal promos

21 Jun 2010

US food group Ralcorp Holdings today (21 June) admitted some of its cereal promotions had failed to hit the mark as the Post maker deals with a fiercely competitive category.

US/CANADA: Ralcorp snaps up two Canadian cracker firms

21 Jun 2010

US food group Ralcorp Holdings has bought Canadian cracker makers North American Baking and J.T. Bakeries on a day of major expansion for the company.

US: Ralcorp to buy American Italian Pasta Co. for US$1.2bn

21 Jun 2010

US food group Ralcorp Holdings is to buy pasta supplier American Italian Pasta Co. in a deal worth US$1.2bn.

US: Ralcorp profit warning hits shares

21 Jun 2010

Shares in US food group Ralcorp Holdings tumbled today (21 June) after the owner of Post cereals said its third-quarter profits would be lower than a year earlier.

Best bits: Cuts central to recipe for earnings growth

10 May 2010

As quarterly results from the world's listed food makers rained down upon us last week, industry watchers waited for any signs of confidence about the economic outlook, writes Dean Best.

US: American Italian Pasta Co. bullish despite H1 profit drop

6 May 2010

American Italian Pasta Co. (AIPC) today (6 May) insisted it was "outperforming" its rivals in the US pasta category even after sales and earnings fell in the first half of its fiscal year.

US: AIPC “proud” of FY profit surge

24 Nov 2009

American Italian Pasta Co. (AIPC) today (24 November) said it was “proud” of its results as it posted a surge in full-year profits.

US: AIPC profits rise on lower sales

6 Aug 2009

American Italian Pasta Co. (AIPC) today (6 August) posed a surge in third-quarter profits, despite a drop in revenue.




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