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US: Ralcorp expands frozen bakery business

19 Oct 2006

Ralcorp Holdings has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Cottage Bakery, a manufacturer of frozen par-baked breads and frozen dough sold to retail and foodservice customers.

US: Ralcorp approves buyback plan

26 May 2006

Ralcorp Holdings’ board of directors has approved an authorisation to buy back up to 2m shares of its common stock. This authorisation allows the company to make share repurchases from time to time, as determined by management, at prevailing market prices.

US: Ralcorp second quarter hit by rising costs

10 May 2006

Ralcorp Holdings said today that it had seen a fall in second quarter diluted earnings per share to US$0.48 compared to $0.59 a year ago, despite a 13% increase in net sales for the quarter on the back of business acquisitions.

US: Ralcorp Holdings buys Parco Foods

9 Feb 2006

Ralcorp Holdings has announced that it has completed the purchase of cookie manufacturer Parco Foods. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

US: Ralcorp Holdings Q1 hit by rising costs

1 Feb 2006

Ralcorp Holdings has reported a 5% rise in net sales for the three months ended December 31, 2005 to US$464.0m, compared to the same period last year. However, the sales rise was not enough to stave off a fall in earnings.

US: Ralcorp issue fixed rate senior notes

23 Dec 2005

Ralcorp Holdings yesterday (22 December) announced the private placement of US$175m in one seven-year and one ten-year fixed rate senior note.

CANADA/USA: Ralcorp completes purchase of Western Waffles

16 Nov 2005

US private label food maker Ralcorp has announced that it has completed the purchase of Western Waffles, a Canadian manufacturer of private label frozen griddle products.

USA: Ralcorp sales boosted by acquisition

3 Nov 2005

US store brand food company Ralcorp Holdings has said net earnings edged up in the fourth quarter, on a 4% sales rise.

CANADA/USA: Ralcorp buys Western Waffles

12 Oct 2005

US private label food company Ralcorp Holdings has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Western Waffles, a Canadian-based manufacturer of private label frozen griddle products.

USA: Ralcorp Holdings names Richard G Scalise head of frozen bakery products

28 Jun 2005

Food manufacturer Ralcorp Holdings has announced the hiring of Richard G Scalise as corporate vice president; and president of frozen bakery products.

UK/USA: Weetabix close to sale of US arms says paper

24 Jun 2005

Breakfast cereal maker Weetabix is in advanced talks to sell two of its American businesses for a total of about $110m, according to the Times newspaper.

USA: Ralcorp completes Medallion Foods takeover

23 Jun 2005

Food manufacturer Ralcorp Holdings has completed the takeover of snack maker Medallion Foods.

USA: Ralcorp buys snack maker Medallion

14 Jun 2005

Food manufacturer Ralcorp has announced that it has signed a deal to buy snack producer Medallian foods.

USA: Ralcorp results boosted by acquisitions

1 Feb 2005

US food manufacturer Ralcorp has reported higher net earnings and sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2005.

USA: Ralcorp's sales boosted by acquisitions

3 Nov 2004

US private-label food producer Ralcorp Holdings has reported a fourth-quarter profit, compared to a year-earlier loss, and said its sales were boosted by recent acquisitions.

USA: Ralcorp posts higher Q3 net earnings

30 Jul 2004

US food maker Ralcorp Holdings has reported an increase in third-quarter net earnings despite grappling with higher costs of ingredients such as soybean oil, eggs, rice, wheat flour, macadamias and almonds.

USA: Ralcorp to close Kansas City facility

24 May 2004

US food maker Ralcorp Holdings has said it is to close its Carriage House plant in Kansas City, leading to the loss of 45 jobs.

USA: Ralcorp reports slight fall in Q2 earnings

30 Apr 2004

US food producer Ralcorp has reported a slight decline in quarterly net earnings, hit by higher ingredient costs.

USA: Ralcorp buys Concept 2 Bakers

19 Feb 2004

US food maker Ralcorp announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the assets of Concept 2 Bakers (C2B), including a bakery located in Fridley, Minnesota, from McGlynn Bakeries for an undisclosed amount.

USA: Ralcorp reports lower quarterly net earnings

30 Jan 2004

US store-brand food producer Ralcorp has reported lower quarterly earnings and lacklustre sales, but indicated it may be able to boost its sales following the bankruptcy of Bake-Line.

USA: Ralcorp completes purchase of Bakery Chef

4 Dec 2003

US food producer Ralcorp Holdings has announced that it has completed the purchase of frozen food company Bakery Chef. Ralcorp paid US$287.5m in cash for Bakery Chef, which makes frozen griddle products (pancakes, waffles and French toast) and other frozen, pre-baked products, and which had net sales for 2002 of $165m.

USA: Ralcorp posts Q4 loss, lower full-year earnings

14 Nov 2003

US store-branded foods maker Ralcorp Holdings has reported a quarterly loss, hit by a charge to reflect the lower value of its syrup, sauces and jelly business.

USA: Ralcorp agrees to purchase Bakery Chef

13 Nov 2003

US food company Ralcorp Holdings has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase frozen baked foods firm Bakery Chef from an investment group led by private equity firm Wind Point Partners.

USA: Ralcorp announces retirement of chief executive

19 Sep 2003

US private-label food company Ralcorp has announced that its chief executive and president Joe Micheletto is to retire, effective 29 September.

USA: Ralcorp posts lower Q3 profit, conducts review of operations

29 Jul 2003

US manufacturer of store-brand foods, Ralcorp Holdings, has posted a slide in quarterly profit as it lost sales and customers after the bankruptcy of US grocery distributor Fleming. St Louis-based Ralcorp reported third-quarter profit of US$16m, or 54 cents a share, compared to $18.1m, or 59 cents a share, in the year-ago period.

USA: Ralcorp posts higher Q3 profit, gives less positive outlook

29 Apr 2003

US food company Ralcorp Holdings has reported higher quarterly profit but gave a less positive outlook for the current quarter due to reduced sales and customer losses caused by the bankruptcy filing of US grocery distributor Fleming. Ralcorp, which makes store-branded goods, reported net earnings for the fiscal second quarter to 31 March of US$16.8m, up from $14.6m in the year-ago period, reported Reuters.

USA: Ralcorp to close bakery facility

24 Feb 2003

US food producer Ralcorp is to close its Kent, Washington bakery facility, resulting in the loss of 79 jobs.

USA: Ralcorp sells tomato paste facility to SK Foods

5 Feb 2003

US food producer Ralcorp Holdings said it sold its industrial tomato paste facility in California to SK Foods, a California-based tomato products producer. Ralcorp, which makes a variety of store-brand foods including cereals and biscuits, said it would take a related US$5m impairment charge in the most recent fiscal quarter.

USA: Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. agrees to purchase Lofthouse Foods Inc

4 Jan 2002

ST. LOUIS/PRNewswire/ -- Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RAH - news) announced today that it has agreed to purchase Lofthouse Foods Incorporated, a producer of high quality cookies that are sold to the in-store bakeries of major U.S. grocers and mass merchandisers. Lofthouse had sales of approximately $70 million during 2001. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Lofthouse is headquartered in Clearfield, Utah with plants in Clearfield and Ogden, Utah and employs approximately 550 people.

USA: Ralcorp Board names new corporate officers

28 Sep 2001

The Board of Directors of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RAH) announced yesterday that Gregory Hintlian and Scott Monette have been named Corporate Vice Presidents of Ralcorp. Mr. Hintlian's new title will be Corporate Vice President; and President, Nutcracker Brands, Inc. Mr. Monette's new title will be Corporate Vice President and Treasurer.

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