ORRVILLE, Ohio — The J. M. Smucker Co. (NYSE: SJM) announced Sept. 11, 2023 the acquisition of Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWNK) for $34.25 per share in cash and stock, totaling approximately $5.6 billion, including $900 million in net debt. “We are excited to announce the acquisition of Hostess Brands,MORE HERE

The idea of changing up your food brand with special new flavors and promotions appears to be getting out of hand. This week, the idea went completely shark-jump mad, with the launch of a limited edition cotton candy-flavored French’s catsup in Canada. The promo is available at special pop-ups inMORE HERE

For much of the 20th century, four brands, namely Kellogg’s, Post, General Mills and Quaker, have owned much of the the cereal aisle in American supermarkets. But by looking at a cereal aisle today, at a Publix, it appears that Post, often a niche player, has gained appreciably. Post wasMORE HERE

AUSTIN, Minn. – Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), the makers of Spam, Skippy and Planters, announced that the company will realign its business into three segments effective Oct. 31, 2022. The new company groups are retail, food-service and international. The company’s largest operating segment, retail, includes its best known brands,MORE HERE