Articles Tagged with ''acquisitions''

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Hillshire Brands to acquire Pinnacle Foods

By Jeremy Gerrard
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Companies announce that Hillshire will acquire all outstanding shares of Pinnacle in a cash and stock transaction valued at $6.6 billion.


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New auction set for Sunland peanut butter plant

A federal bankruptcy judge ordered the new auction after the high bid came in late.
By Shane O'Halloran
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A federal bankruptcy judge ordered the new auction after the high bid came in late.
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WhiteWave plans Earthbound Farm expansion

The organics company plans to expand beyond salad greens and add snacks and juices.
By Shane O'Halloran
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New items like kale salads and organic salad kits will expand the company’s core offerings.
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Coke eyes home soda market with new Green Mountain Coffee partnership

The soft drink maker plans to produce single-serving Coca Cola pods for use with the forthcoming Keurig Cold system.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The soft drink maker plans to produce single-serving Coca Cola pods for use with the forthcoming Keurig Cold system.
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Hershey to buy Chinese candy maker for $498 million

The PA-based confectioner will also assume $86 million in debt in the deal for Shanghai Golden Monkey Food.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The PA-based confectioner will also assume $86 million in debt in the deal for Shanghai Golden Monkey Food.
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Sysco to buy US Foods in $3.5 billion deal

The deal has been approved by boards of both companies and is expected to close in the third quarter of next year.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The deal has been approved by boards of both companies and is expected to close in the third quarter of next year.
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Inventure to buy Fresh Frozen Foods for $38 million

The companies expect to close the deal November 1.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The companies expect to close the deal November 1.
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Smithfield shareholders approve sale to Shuangui

The deal represents the largest ever acquisition of a US company by a Chinese one.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The deal represents the largest ever acquisition of a US company by a Chinese one.
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Committee on Foreign Investment approves Shuanghui-Smithfield merger

The deal remains subject to Smithfield shareholder approval and other standard closing conditions.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The deal remains subject to Smithfield shareholder approval and other standard closing conditions.
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Campbell to sell European businesses to CVC Capital Partners

The proposed brands include soups, sauces and simple meal products.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The proposed brands include soups, sauces and simple meal products.


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