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Can new CEO Steven Oakland rebuild TreeHouse?

TreeHouse Foods has hired industry veteran Steven Oakland to rescue what has become a sinking ship under the weight of its acquisition of th...

Column: It's not child's play for TreeHouse

After a largely smooth decade for TreeHouse Foods since its inception in 2005, the largest private-label supplier in the US has found it tou...


Katy Askew | 4 Nov 2016

TreeHouse Foods lowered its full-year earnings forecast, sending shares in the US own-label supplier tumbling. The company said it was forced to cut its outlook due to a weaker-than-expected performance from the private-label business it acquired from US peer ConAgra Foods earlier this year. just-food takes a look at what has gone wrong – and what action TreeHouse is taking to right itself. 


Katy Askew | 3 Nov 2015

TreeHouse Foods confirmed what many suspected yesterday (2 November) when it announced a deal to acquire ConAgra's private brands business for US$2.7bn. The acquisition will almost double TreeHouse's size, creating an enlarged business with sales of around $7bn spanning more than 20 categories. Here are ten key points to take away from the deal.


Katy Askew | 1 Jul 2015

ConAgra Foods announced that it will sell off its loss-making private label business yesterday (30 June) in a move that, the company said, will help unlock value for its shareholders. But selling off private brands is about more than offloading an asset that is a challenging turnaround story. New CEO Sean Connolly insists it is about putting ConAgra back on the road to growth. Katy Askew reports.


Dean Best | 3 Jul 2014

Since the inception of TreeHouse Foods in 2005, the US private-label group has snapped up businesses supplying the centre of the store. Now, the company has used M&A to secure a foothold in the perimeter - with the potential for further deals.

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Dean Best | 28 Nov 2012

ConAgra Foods will become the largest own-label firm in the US with an acquisition of Ralcorp Holdings but there are concerns over whether it can manage brands and private label. There are also questions over the potential private label has for further growth in the US. Doug Knudsen, president of sales at ConAgra, tells Dean Best why the company is upbeat about the deal, its ability to grow brands and own label and the private label sector.

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Simon Harvey | 5 Mar 2018

US private-label behemoth TreeHouse Foods has appointed J.M. Smucker's president of food and beverages, Steven Oakland, as its new CEO just weeks after reporting dismal full-year earnings.


just-food.com | 16 Feb 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.


Andy Coyne | 15 Feb 2018

US private label giant TreeHouse Foods has announced it is shuttering its plant in Visalia, California, its fourth such announcement in seven months.


Andy Coyne | 31 Jan 2018

TreeHouse Foods, the largest supplier of own-branded products to US grocers, is to close its facility in Battle Creek, Michigan.


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.


Andy Coyne | 2 Nov 2017

US private-label giant TreeHouse Foods is searching for a new CEO after Robert Aiken resigned from his position as president of the company despite only taking up the role in June.


Simon Harvey | 3 Aug 2017

TreeHouse Foods plans to close some of its operations as part of a restructuring programme the US own-label supplier has drawn up to make it more competitive and improve its margins.


Simon Harvey | 3 Aug 2017

TreeHouse Foods, the biggest private-label supplier in the US, is revising its full-year earnings per share guidance lower amid "adverse" market conditions, pressure from commodity costs increases and lower volumes.


Katy Askew | 14 Jun 2017

TreeHouse Foods has appointed former US Foods CEO Robert Aiken to the post of president and chief operating officer.


Dean Best | 25 Apr 2017

TreeHouse Foods, the US private-label supplier, has offloaded its soup and infant feeding business to Riverbend Foods, a new company set up by private-equity firm Insight Equity.


Katy Askew | 29 Mar 2017

US private-label food maker TreeHouse Foods is aiming to "capitalise on growth opportunities" with a management reshuffle that has signalled an increased focus on healthy snacking and the "emerging" online sales channel. 


Hannah Abdulla | 9 Feb 2017

TreeHouse Foods has recorded a full-year loss after booking an impairment charge related to North American retail grocery unit Flagstone Foods. 


Katy Askew | 3 Nov 2016

TreeHouse Foods said that it has struggled to integrate the private brands business that it acquired from ConAgra Foods, which "fell short" of expectations during the third quarter. 


Katy Askew | 3 Nov 2016

TreeHouse Foods has revealed plans to close a Canadian production facility in British Columbia and reduce its manufacturing capacity at a site in the US state of Michigan. 


Katy Askew | 3 Nov 2016

TreeHouse Foods, the US own-label group, today (3 November) announced two senior management changes - the resignation of president Chris Sliva and the appointment of a new CFO.


Dean Best | 4 Aug 2016

TreeHouse Foods, the US private-label group, today (4 August) announced Dennis Riordan was stepping down as CFO and a decision to hand the role of company president to COO Chris Sliva.


Dean Best | 4 Aug 2016

TreeHouse Foods, the US private-label group, today (4 August) reported half-year results shaped by the company’s recent acquisition of the bulk of ConAgra Foods’ own-label business.


John Shepherd | 10 Jun 2016

ConAgra Foods has announced its intention to sell its national food ingredient sourcing and distribution company JM Swank, the US group's latest move to dispose an asset to focus on its consumer-facing business.


Katy Askew | 25 May 2016

TreeHouse Foods has announced plans to close two manufacturing facilities that it attained as part of its US$2.7bn acquisition of ConAgra Foods' private-label business.


Katy Askew | 5 May 2016

TreeHouse Foods reported a first-quarter loss as costs associated with its acquisition of the ConAgra Foods private brands business weighed on profitability. 


Katy Askew | 6 Apr 2016

TreeHouse Foods plans to close its Bay Valley Foods production site in Ayer, Massachusetts, as part of an ongoing production review. 


Hannah Abdulla | 29 Mar 2016

TreeHouse Foods has confirmed it is bumping up the number of natural and organic food items it produces and plans to sell them through the acquired ConAgra Foods private-label unit.


Dean Best | 11 Feb 2016

TreeHouse Foods, the US private-label group, saw sales decline in the last three months of 2015 amid pressure on volumes and moves on prices.

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Katy Askew | 2 Feb 2016

TreeHouse Foods announced yesterday (2 February) it has completed its acquisition of ConAgra Foods' private-label business in a deal that will go some way to reshaping the US own-label sector.



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