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

WASHINGTON – The Madison Hotel in Washington D.C. celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The hotel, known for hosting world leaders and celebrities, was the creation of developer and amateur historian Marshall Bentley Coyne. Coyne opened the hotel in 1963, the year President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. JFK andMORE HERE

NEW YORK – The Omnicom (NYSE: OMC) group of advertising companies was named Most Creative Company of the Year at the 70th annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France. Ads for Skittles and Marmite were among the winners. Over 120 agencies from 40 countries contributed, winning a totalMORE HERE

OAK BROOK, Ill. – Ace Hardware Corporation, the world’s largest retailer-owned hardware co-op, announced changes to its Board of Directors after their 2023 Annual Meeting. Following the May 16, 2023 meeting, David W. Cripe and Eric W. Lauterbach were elected as member director and non-member director, respectively, to their firstMORE HERE

CHICAGO – The era of excessively droopy or excessively tight sportswear may be reaching its conclusion, at least in the dignified realm of tennis. In June, Wilson Sporting Goods Co. unveiled Wilson Sport Professionals. This line, set to be promoted during summer grand slams, was intentionally designed to capture theMORE HERE