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Retailers, Suppliers Surveyed For PLMA Preview

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As part of its coverage of the PLMA annual show in Chicago this November, PLBuyer  is asking retailers and suppliers to tell the magazine what it expects and hopes to see at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.


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Dean Foods To Spin Off WhiteWave

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Dallas, Texas-based Dean Foods said Tuesday that it planned to spin off its WhiteWave Foods division with an IPO scheduled for the New York Stock Exchange by the end of the year.


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Cereal Weakness Hurts Ralcorp Earnings

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St. Louis-based private label food maker Ralcorp Holdings Inc. said Wednesday that sales at its cereal products business fell 10 percent in the third quarter, leaving the company just shy of analysts’ expectations for the quarter.


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Ralcorp Announces Restructuring

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St. Louis-based Ralcorp Holdings Inc. on Wednesday announced that it has begun a strategic restructuring program that will create a single center-store private label food company, providing pretax savings of $26 million to $31 million in fiscal 2013.


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Sovena Names New CEO

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Brett Milligan has been named the new CEO at Rome, N.Y.-based olive oil maker Sovena USA, the company announced, and he will begin his first day on the job Wednesday.


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ConAgra to Buy Frozen Meals From Unilever

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Omaha, Neb.-based ConAgra Foods said Monday that it would buy the Bertolli and P.F. Chang’s frozen brands from Unilever for $265 million.


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Rosina Food Products Founder Dies

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Rosina Food Products announced Friday that its founder and the chairman of the board of Rosina Holdings Inc., James Corigliano, died this week at his home in Amherst, N.Y.


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Jel Sert Buys Beverage Brands From Solis

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West Chicago, Ill.-based Jel Sert Company has bought three functional beverage brand names from Solis Brands Inc.


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Ralcorp Cereal Products President Leaving

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St. Louis-based Ralcorp Holdings Inc. announced last week that Ralcorp Cereal Products President Ron Wilkinson would retire from the company at the end of September.


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PL Packaging Needs Careful Consideration, Analyst Says

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As retailers expand to three-tier private label programs in North America, and increasing to four-tier and potentially five-tier programs in Europe, focusing on packaging at the value end of products is crucial for success, Aisling Balfe, custom research analyst with London-based retail consultancy Planet Retail told a webinar audience Wednesday morning.


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September 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products include cane sugars, barbeque sauce, condiments in squeeze bottles, cinnamon snack seasoning, and jalapeno tzatziki, ice cream, herb toasts, corn puffs, instant coffee, coconut water, and a water enhancer.

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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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