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Ralcorp Buys PL Cookie Maker, Earnings Slump

St. Louis-based Ralcorp Holdings Inc. announced Wednesday that it completed the acquisition of Petri Baking Products, Inc.,  a private label wire-cut cookie maker. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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ConAgra Buys Kangaroo’s Pita Chip Unit

Omaha, Neb.-based ConAgra Foods said late Tuesday that it acquired the pita chip business unit from Kangaroo Brands, based in Milwaukee.

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Ralcorp Announces New Financials Release Date

St. Louis-based Ralcorp Holdings Inc. said that it would release its long-delayed second-quarter financial results after the close of trading Tuesday.

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Berlin Packaging Completes Third Recent Buyout

Chicago-based Berlin Packaging, which handles private label products as well as national and regional brands, this week announced that it bought Connecticut-based Lerman Container.

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Ralcorp Delays Earnings Release Again

St. Louis-based Ralcorp Holdings announced late Tuesday that it would delay the release of its second quarter financial earnings for the second time, as the private label food maker continues reviews of its finances.

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What to expect at 2011 PLMA show

Douglas Merrill, a former chief information officer and vice president with search giant Google, and Harry Balzer, chief industry analyst with food research firm NPD Group, will deliver keynote addresses at this year’s Private Label Manufacturers Association show in Chicago Nov. 13 through Nov. 15.

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PLMA's 2011 winners

The Private Label Manufacturers Association recently announced that roughly 24 retailers and wholesalers were selected as the winners of the association’s annual Salute to Excellence Awards in 38 individual product categories.

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PLMA show preview

Here's what PLMA speakers will be sayingPLBuyer contacted speakers scheduled to appear at this year’s PLMA Trade Show Nov. 13-15 to bring you previews of what they’ll be discussing. Here’s
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Supply Chain Management Insights

Change will be the only constant for supply chain management in 2012, industry consultants agree. Read their advice on how to be ready for change and make it work for you.

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Flexing into the Future

Flexible packaging is moving into new private label categories, offering retailers more ways to attract consumer attention on-shelf.

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October 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are seasonings, Greek yogurt dip, seaweed snack, mushrooms, candy, shredded cheese, chocolate, broth, ice cream bars, salad topper, and wine.


Coming with a clear, comprehensive plan was the key to success for Longo Brothers Fruit Markets when the grocer decided to roll out a two-tier private label strategy, Jenny Longo and Robert Koss tell PLBuyer editor Chris Freeman in this podcast.

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The October 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes new perspectives on produce, as well as category insights on pasta, rice, and potatoes. Check it out today!

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