Diversified private-brand specialist Ralcorp Holdings has announced it will consolidate its cereal, pasta, snacks and sauces businesses at a price of $17m-$22m in a bid to improve efficiency, slash costs and drive business forward.
A legal firm specializing in shareholder litigation has launched an investigation to determine whether Ralcorp has acted in its shareholders’ best interests by rejecting a recent $94 a share cash offer from ConAgra.
Sara Lee has entered into an agreement to sell its North American branded refrigerated dough products business to Ralcorp Holdings and is also intending to divest its French refrigerated dough and Spanish bakery businesses.
In financial news this week; Ralcorp posts first quarter profit
sales increases, Trian attempts to control Wendy's executive board,
and an Australian baker strengthens security after the value of his
commodities goes up.
Squeezed by tight margins owing to high raw material costs and a
powerful retail sector reluctant to pass on price increases,
players across the bakery sector are striving to find different
solutions in order to sustain, rebuild and...