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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.

US: Ralcorp sees earnings drop in H1

7 May 2010

US private-label manufacturer Ralcorp Holdings has booked a drop in first-half earnings, despite recording an increase in net sales.

On the money: Kellogg sees challenges, despite bumper Q1

29 Apr 2010

Kellogg struck a cautious note today (29 April) as it posted a bumper 30% jump in first-quarter profits.

US: Ralcorp reaps rewards from Harvest acquisition

5 Feb 2010

US private-label manufacturer Ralcorp Holdings has posted a 2% rise in quarterly profits after gains from recent acquisition Harvest Manor Farms.

US: Ralcorp vice chairman exits

15 Dec 2009

Ralcorp Holdings has announced the retirement of its vice chairman, Joe Micheletto, effective on 20 January next year.

US: Post delivers growth for Ralcorp

11 Nov 2009

US private-label food group Ralcorp Holdings has seen its quarterly earnings almost double thanks to strong profits from its cereals division in the wake of its Post Foods acquisition.

US: Post president quits cereal maker

10 Nov 2009

The boss of US cereal manufacturer Post Foods has quit the role to pursue other career opportunities.

US: Ralcorp Holdings closes senior notes offering

17 Aug 2009

US private-label food maker Ralcorp Holdings on Friday (14 August) sold US$300m of senior notes to help pay down debt.

US: Ralcorp launches note offer

11 Aug 2009

US private-label food maker Ralcorp Holdings said today (11 August) it would launch a note offer to help pay down debt.

US: Own-label firm Ralcorp has mixed Q3

7 Aug 2009

US private-label group Ralcorp Holdings posted mixed results for its fiscal third quarter, with sales and net income up but earnings per share down on costs linked to last year's Post cereals acquisition.

Contrasting responses to US private-label growth

15 Jul 2009

The recession has fuelled further growth in the already developing private-label sector of the US food market. But while the trend has helped to bolster the fortunes of supermarket chains, Ben Cooper writes, it has given branded food companies cause for concern.

US: Ralcorp appoints frozen foods president

21 May 2009

US food group Ralcorp Holdings has promoted general counsel and secretary Charles Huber Jr., as president of the company’s frozen foods division.

US: Ralcorp Q1 profit up on Post acquisition

8 May 2009

US food group Ralcorp Holdings posted an increase in first-quarter profit today (8 May) thanks to earnings from the Post cereals business it acquired two years ago.

US: Post launches Shredded Wheat campaign

17 Apr 2009

US food group Ralcorp Holdings is to launch an advertising campaign for its Post Original Shredded Wheat cereal.

US: Post's Grape Nuts to target men

26 Mar 2009

US cereal maker Post Foods is to launch an advertising campaign for Grape Nuts aimed at the male market.

US: Ralcorp senior exec to move on

24 Mar 2009

A senior executive at US private-label food group Ralcorp Holdings is to leave the company, the firm announced yesterday (23 March).

US: Ralcorp snaps up Hoody's nut maker

23 Mar 2009

US private-label food group Ralcorp Holdings has bought snack maker Harvest Manor Farms for an undisclosed sum.

US: Post delivers higher profits for Ralcorp

6 Feb 2009

US food group Ralcorp Holdings has seen its quarterly earnings soar by more than 54% thanks to earnings from the Post cereals business it acquired two years ago.

US: Peanut butter recall now takes in peanuts

29 Jan 2009

The peanut butter salmonella outbreak in the US has been widened to all peanut and peanut products produced since the start of 2007 at the Georgia plant at the centre of the scandal.

US: FDA report slams PCA over salmonella

29 Jan 2009

Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), the firm at the centre of US peanut butter scandal, found salmonella contamination at its Georgia plant on 12 occasions – but had the products retested and shipped out to market, according to a federal report.

US: Tainted PCA products knowingly shipped out - FDA

28 Jan 2009

The US Food and Drug Administration has found that a peanut plant in Georgia identified as the source of the salmonella outbreak shipped out products that may knowingly have been tainted.

US: Kellogg recalls more peanut butter products

26 Jan 2009

Kellogg has once again recalled products that could be linked to the peanut butter salmonella scare sweeping the US.

US: Whole Foods caught up in peanut butter scare

26 Jan 2009

Whole Foods Market has become the latest US company to be caught up in the peanut butter salmonella outbreak with the recall of a line from stores in four states.

US: Chattanooga launches MoonPie peanut butter

26 Jan 2009

Chattanooga Bakery, maker of the MoonPie marshmallow sandwich, has launched MoonPie Peanut Butter, its first product launch in decades.

Peanut butter scare revives calls for reform

23 Jan 2009

Once again, a food safety scare has swept across the US causing fresh concern among US consumers and repeated calls for reform of how the country regulates its food supply. Dean Best examines the impact of the peanut butter salmonella outbreak.

US: Over 125 products recalled in peanut scare

22 Jan 2009

Over 125 products have been recalled in the US peanut butter salmonella food scare – and US officials have warned that the investigation is getting wider and wider.

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