Conagra Brands names Ian Roberts new head of food service unit

USA — Conagra Brands has appointed Ian Roberts as the new vice president and general manager of the foodservice business segment effective Sept. 1.  In his new role, Mr. Roberts will manage all aspects of sales and category management with primary responsibility for leading the foodservice team and operating segment, which includes strategic planning and P&L management.  Roberts will also be responsible for developing and expanding relationships with distributors, customers and strategic partners.  Prior to his recent appointment, Roberts previously served Conagra as the vice president and general manager for Canada.  Other roles he has held…

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Conagra Brands lowers full year profit expectations amid rising inflation in the US

US – Conagra Brands, a US-based packaged foods company, is feeling the pinch of the recent inflation levels in the US and has warned that higher raw material and ingredient costs would take a bigger bite out of its profit this year than previously estimated.  The U.S. is currently facing what financial experts refer to as a “transition inflation” that has seen consumer prices increase by the most percentage in 13 years.  According to Reuters, COVID-19 vaccinations, low-interest rates, and nearly US$6 trillion in government relief since the pandemic started last year are fueling demand for everything from cars…

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Conagra in talks to sell brands worth US$700m to US beef processor JBS

US – Consumer Packaged Goods giant Conagra Brands may sell Hebrew National hotdog brand  to beef processor JBS as part of a deal worth around US$700 million, The Wall Street Journal has reported According to a report by WSJ, the transaction could also include other brands like Egg Beaters and Odom’s Tennessee Pride. The talks are however non-binding and Conagra could end up keeping the business or choose to sell it to another company. In recent months Conagra has turned to pruning its portfolio to focus on its signature frozen…

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American consumer packaged goods company Post Holdings to acquire Peter Pan peanut butter brand from Conagra

US – Post Holdings, a leading American consumer packaged goods holding company headquartered in Brentwood, Missouri has agreed to acquire the Peter Pan peanut butter brand from Conagra Brands for an undisclosed sum. The Peter Pan brand named after the J.M Barry character has been operating in the US for over 100 years, offering a range of smooth and crunchy peanut butter spreads. All Peter Pan peanut butter products are currently co-manufactured by 8th Avenue Food & Provisions, an affiliate of Post Holdings. Prior to this agreement, Conagra opted to…

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Conagra brands expands meat-alternative category launching plant-based soups

USA – Gardein, meat alternative brand of Conagra Brands has expanded from the freezer case to the soup aisle with the debut of five new Gardein Soups, the first-ever line-up of soups featuring plant-based meat alternatives. Delivering a meaty taste with 100% vegan ingredients, the soups are destined to be a cold-weather favourite for anyone seeking an alternative to traditional meat-based soups, stated the company. The collection consists of plant-based chick’n noodl’, plant-based be’f & vegetable, plant-based saus’ge gumbo, plant-based chick’n & rice and plant-based minestrone & saus’ge. “With plant-based…

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Conagra Brands launches new Duncan Hines Keto Friendly Cake Cups

USA – Duncan Hines, a brand of Conagra Brands, has unveiled a collection of Keto Friendly Cake Cups, designed to meet the growing demand by consumers seeking low-carbohydrate snacks. Duncan Hines Keto Friendly Cups come in three flavors: Walnut Fudge Brownie, Birthday Cake and Double Chocolate Cake with 5 grams net carbs and 0 grams of added sugar. “People following a keto-friendly diet still want to enjoy delicious sweet treats, and we’re excited to provide them with satisfying new options,” said Audrey Ingersoll, Duncan Hines senior director. “Our new cake…

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Shaping a better planet: Conagra Brands unveils 2025 sustainable packaging goal

USA – Conagra Brands, the owner of Birds Eye, Duncan Hines and Healthy Choice brands has strengthened its sustainability ambitions and committed towards making 100% of its current plastic packaging renewable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. This goal accompanies current efforts to reduce the overall use of plastic and is part of the company’s broader commitment to shaping a Better Planet, one of the four pillars of Conagra’s corporate social responsibility and ESG efforts. “Conagra is committed to being a caretaker of the environment,” said Katya Hantel, director, sustainable development…

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Conagra Brands launches Gardein Ultimate Plant-Based Burger

USA – Gardein, a brand of Conagra Brands, has earned yet another spot in the growing meat alternative market with the launch of the Ultimate Plant-Based Burger across the US. According to the brand, the new plant-based burger looks, cooks and smells like real meat, and contains no soy ingredients and GMOs. Gardein’s Ultimate Plant-Based Burger is made from pea protein and provides 19 grams of protein per 4 oz. serving. “If you’re going to be a leader in meatless meals, serving a great-tasting burger is a must,” said Tara…

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Conagra Brands partners with SolAmerica Energy on mega solar energy project

USA – American branded food company, Conagra Brands has entered into a 15-year service agreement with SolAmerica Energy to place eight acres of solar panels on the company’s Wish-bone salad dressing facility at St. Elmo, Illinois. Conagra Brands said that the energy generated by the photovoltaic array will be equivalent to the amount needed to produce approximately 35% The St. Elmo facility produces majority of the company’s Wish-bone salad dressings in addition to Log Cabin and Mrs. Butterworth’s syrups. The companies plan to install a 2-megawatt solar system which Conagra…

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Conagra Brands’ Snack Pack partners with Fanta to launch new flavored gels

USA – Snack Pack, a brand of Conagra Brands, has partnered with Coca-Cola’s fruit-flavored sparkling soft drink brand, Fanta in the launch of Snack Pack Fanta Gels. The new Snack Pack Fanta Gels will be available in the Unites States in three fruit flavors; orange, grape and pineapple, with variant being developed with a taste profile that mirrors Fanta soft drinks. Snack Pack Fanta Gels will arrive on shelves in late November and be available at grocery stores and retailers nationwide. Each of the three flavors will be available in six…

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