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Can Conagra weather shifting trends with Pinnacle Foods acquisition?

Can Conagra weather shifting trends with Pinnacle Foods acquisition?

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.

Lamb Weston goes it alone – six things to learn

Lamb Weston goes it alone – six things to learn

Lamb Weston held an investor day ahead of its imminent spin-off from ConAgra Foods, which will itself become a consumer-facing branded food group Conagra Brands. The move aims to enable a more focused Lamb Weston to deliver strong profit margins thanks to a product mix that is highly complementary and synergistic. But, Lamb Weston management insists, it is also about growth. Here are our key takeaways from the investor event. 

How ConAgra Foods’ promotional strategy is changing – and why

How ConAgra Foods’ promotional strategy is changing – and why

ConAgra Foods, the US group set to split in two companies with one focusing on brands, is putting more emphasis "on volume over value" after being "overly reliant on deep discounting", a strategy that had led consumers to associated some of its products with deals, CEO Sean Connolly has said.

Focused ConAgra Foods sells JM Swank ingredients unit

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…