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Unilever sells Slim-Fast brand

Global consumer goods company Unilever announced the sale of its Slim-Fast brand to Kainos Capital, a US private equity firm.


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ADM to acquire WILD Flavors; expand ingredient offerings

The Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced today it is acquiring WILD Flavors GmbH in a transaction valued at $3.1 billion.


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TreeHouse Foods to acquire Flagstone Foods

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. announced plans this week to acquire Flagstone Foods, a provider of private label healthy snacks, for $860 million.


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Nestlé sells iconic Juicy Juice brand

Nestlé USA announced Wednesday it will sell the 37-year-old Juicy Juice brand to private equity fund Brynwood Partners VII L.P. under its newly formed portfolio company, Harvest Hill Beverage Company.


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Hormel Foods to acquire CytoSport Holdings

The Hormel Foods Corporation is breaking into the beverage market, announcing Tuesday its intentions to acquire Muscle Milk product manufacturer CytoSport Holdings, Inc. for $450 million.


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Pinnacle terminates merger with Hillshire Brands

After the June announcement that Tyson Foods will acquire Hillshire Brands, New Jersey-based Pinnacle Foods said Tuesday it is exercising its right to terminate the agreement it made to merge with Hillshire.


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Snyder’s-Lance completes acquisition of Baptista’s Bakery

Snacking company Snyder’s Lance, Inc. announced Monday the company completed acquisition of Baptista’s Bakery Inc., the manufacturer of Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps.


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Tyson wins fight over Hillshire Brands

The back-and-forth battle to acquire Hillshire Brands ends with a substantially increased offer from Tyson foods.

Pilgrim’s Pride withdraws its bid to acquire Hillshire Brands after Tyson Foods raises offer.


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Tyson wins fight over Hillshire Brands

After a back and forth bidding war with Pilgrim’s Pride, poultry titan Tyson Foods, Inc. announced today it is ready to purchase Hillshire Brands for a cash offer of $63 per share.


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Pilgrim’s Pride increases offer to Hillshire Brands

Poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride confirmed Tuesday it countered the offer by Tyson Foods Inc. in the fight over the acquisition of Hillshire brands, increasing its original proposal by $1.3 billion.


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