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Ben Cooper | 15 Sep 2017

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Andy Coyne | 17 Aug 2018

US-based Pinnacle Foods, which is being acquired by local peer Conagra Brands, has announced it is closing down a plant in Canada.


just-food.com | 13 Jul 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Simon Harvey | 27 Jun 2018

Conagra Brands today (27 June) confirmed it has reached a deal to buy fellow US manufacturer Pinnacle Foods for US$10.9bn.


Andy Coyne | 27 Jun 2018

US food group Conagra Brands has agreed to buy peer Pinnacle Foods according to a report in the UK's Financial Times newspaper.


Dean Best | 26 Jun 2018

Conagra Brands is reportedly in advanced talks to buy US peer Pinnacle Foods - and it is said a deal could be announced this week.


Dean Best | 22 Jun 2018

Major US manufacturers Conagra Brands and Pinnacle Foods have reportedly kick-started discussions over combining their businesses.


Andy Coyne | 8 May 2018

US food group Conagra Brands has ended its cooperation agreement with activist investor Jana Partners.


Andy Coyne | 23 Mar 2018

US food group Conagra Brands has told analysts that it believes there is room for further growth in its fast growing frozen foods business.


Andy Coyne | 23 Mar 2018

US food business Conagra Brands is continuing to mull over the future of its Wesson cooking oils brand after plans to sell it to local peer J.M. Smucker were stymied by a regulator on competition grounds.


just-food.com | 22 Mar 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Simon Harvey | 7 Mar 2018

US groups J.M. Smucker and Conagra Brands have called off their deal over the Wesson oil brand after the US Federal Trade Commission challenged the proposed transaction.


Simon Harvey | 6 Mar 2018

US-based food firm J.M. Smucker said it was disappointed with a decision by the Federal Trade Commission to challenge its proposed acquisition of the Wesson cooking oil brand from peer Conagra Brands.    


Andy Coyne | 20 Feb 2018

France-based international vegetable supplier Bonduelle is acquiring the Canadian Del Monte processed fruit and vegetable business from Conagra Brands for CAD43m (US$34m).


Dean Best | 12 Jan 2018

Conagra Brands, the US business behind Orville Redenbacher's popcorn and Hunt's ketchup, is to shut one of its domestic factories this spring.


Simon Harvey | 21 Dec 2017

US food group Conagra Brands is buying local peer Sandwich Bros. of Wisconsin for an undisclosed sum.


just-food.com | 21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Dean Best | 1 Nov 2017

Kellogg and Conagra Brands are backing The Hatchery, an incubator of food businesses in Chicago, which is moving to a new facility in the US city.


Andy Coyne | 27 Oct 2017

US food group Conagra Brands has linked up with the Tex-Mex food chain Taco Bell to launch a line of sunflower seeds.


Andy Coyne | 22 Sep 2017

US food group Conagra Brands is to acquire local firm Angie's Artisan Treats, the maker of the Angie's Boomchickapop popcorn brand.


Dean Best | 13 Sep 2017

Conagra Brands has launched a range of meals in the US under its Marie Callender's brand containing "lean proteins" like chicken and turkey to meet consumer demand.


Andy Coyne | 18 Aug 2017

Conagra Brands is to invest again at a frozen foods plant in Russellville in Arkansas to up its capacity.


Dean Best | 29 Jun 2017

Conagra Brands today (29 June) forecast its net sales - on a reported and underlying basis - would be at best flat in its new financial year but the US group maintained its three-year targets for organic sales and adjusted margins.


John Shepherd | 5 Jun 2017

Conagra Brands has reportedly ended talks aimed at a possible takeover of US peer Pinnacle Foods after the two sides were said to have failed to agree on the terms of a deal.


Katy Askew | 1 Jun 2017

Reckitt Benckiser is apparently targeting strategic buyers as it kicks off the sale of its food business.


John Shepherd | 1 Jun 2017

Conagra Brands today (1 June) declined to comment on a report it has made an approach to buy US peer Pinnacle Foods.


John Shepherd | 1 Jun 2017

Food group Conagra Brands has reportedly made an approach to US peer Pinnacle Foods with a view to a possible takeover.

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