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Conagra Brands to expand Birds Eye plant

20 Feb 2019

Conagra Brands is to plough some cash into the manufacturing of one of the brands it acquired from US peer Pinnacle Foods last year.

Conagra Brands to close Pinnacle Foods office

6 Feb 2019

US food group Conagra Brands has made a decision about the future of the Boulder, Colorado office of Pinnacle Foods, which it acquired last year.

The stories before Christmas you might have missed

3 Jan 2019

To help you catch up on what you might have missed before Christmas, just-food rounds up the best of our coverage before the festive period.

Conagra Brands pinpoints Pinnacle failings as drag on performance

21 Dec 2018

Conagra Brands has highlighted how Pinnacle Foods, the fellow US manufacturer it acquired earlier this year, has contributed to its disappointing second-quarter results.

Campbell 'set to name Mark Clouse as new CEO'

19 Dec 2018

Reports in the US media suggest that food giant Campbell Soup Co. is set to name an experienced food industry man as its new CEO.

New Hain Celestial CEO Mark Schiller sets out stall after disappointing results

9 Nov 2018

Mark Schiller, the new CEO of US food group Hain Celestial, has told analysts how he intends to improve the company's fortunes.

New products - Symington's takes Mug Shot into soups; Mars Milk Snacks chilled desserts roll out; Hershey's puts namesake bar with Reese's candy; HKScan launches Kariniemen poultry products

12 Oct 2018

This week's most eye-catching product news features sweet gyoza in the UK, a range of Sara Lee frozen desserts in Australia, a "super-hot" lifrom Seabrook Crisps, and meat-free meals from Pinnacle Foods' Gardein.

Pinnacle Foods to close Canadian plant after contract loss

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.

Can Conagra weather shifting trends with Pinnacle Foods acquisition?

28 Jun 2018

Conagra Brands finally reached a deal this week to acquire Pinnacle Foods, creating a leading player in the US frozen food category with combined sales of US$11bn. Yet the market reaction was less than positive, with some analysts questioning whether the merger puts too much faith in demand for frozen foods holding up in the longer term and the inherent risk should it not. Simon Harvey takes a look.

Conagra Brands confirms $10.9bn deal for Pinnacle Foods

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.

Conagra Brands 'agrees to buy Pinnacle Foods'

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.

Conagra, Pinnacle 'in advanced talks on deal'

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.

US groups Conagra, Pinnacle 'resume deal talks'

22 Jun 2018

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

Pinnacle Foods 'hires investment bank to mull options'

21 May 2018

A report in the US suggests Pinnacle Foods has hired investment bank Evercore Partners to explore strategic alternatives.

Conagra ends cooperation agreement with activist investor Jana Partners

8 May 2018

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

Sainsbury's baby food range; Kraft Heinz launches Jif Jaf biscuits for China; Mentos goes sugar-free with Stay Free mints; Perky Jerky moves into pork

27 Apr 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.

What might Pinnacle Foods' new activist investor mean for US group?

20 Apr 2018

Pinnacle Foods has often been touted as a possible acquisition target - and now activist investor Jana Partners has taken a position in the US group that talk will intensify.

Activist investor Jana Partners takes stake in US food group Pinnacle

20 Apr 2018

Activist investor Jana Partners has taken a 9.1% stake in US company Pinnacle Foods.

Pinnacle Foods turns to innovation to accelerate sales

2 Mar 2018

Pinnacle Foods, which owns the Birds Eye frozen food brand in the US, is hoping product innovation will add fuel to its sales growth in 2018.

Earnings summary - George Weston food division results hit by FX, restructuring; Pinnacle Foods profits underpinned by tax reform; Land O'Lakes "record'' profits; Hostess Brands hails "strong finish" to 2017

2 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.

Third Point fund said to be eyeing stake in Pinnacle Foods

30 Jan 2018

Pinnacle Foods is said to be on the radar of activist investor Daniel Loeb whose Third Point fund is reportedly "taking a position'' in the US food group.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees income rise; General Mills revises full-year guidance

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.

Pinnacle's Birds Eye veggie-made pasta; Fonterra Western Star cream, Kraft Heinz bagels, Camelicious milk

10 Nov 2017

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.

Pinnacle Foods flutters $37m on facility to support Birds Eye growth

10 Aug 2017

US group Pinnacle Foods has entered into an agreement to buy a frozen warehouse and vegetable packaging facility from Ryder Integrated Logistics to support growth in its Birds Eye brand.

Conagra, Pinnacle Foods 'break off deal talks'

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.

Reckitt Benckiser food sale 'targets strategic buyers'

1 Jun 2017

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

Conagra stays mum on 'interest in Pinnacle Foods'

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.

Conagra reportedly mulling takeover of Pinnacle Foods

1 Jun 2017

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

Pinnacle Foods to scale back Aunt Jemima range

8 May 2017

Pinnacle Foods said today (8 May) it is pulling "certain low-margin and non-strategic" frozen breakfast products from its Aunt Jemima range following a voluntary recall over possible listeria contamination.

Pinnacle Foods expands Birds Eye line-up in US

3 May 2017

Pinnacle Foods is expanding the Veggie Made line of its Birds Eye brand in the US and introducing a Superfood Blends and Organic Vegetables range.

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