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ConAgra to sell store-brand food business

NEW YORK - ConAgra Foods Inc. plans to sell its faltering business that makes store-brand packaged food just two years after spending $5 billion to beef...
Peanut butter prices expected to rise after dry summer, poor harvest

...which launched its Planters peanut butter in June, is raising prices 40 percent on Oct. 31. A spokesperson for ConAgra Foods Inc., which makes Peter Pan peanut butter, was not immediately available to comment but multiple media outlets report...
Plan ahead

...percent off its high of April 26, and investors are jittery.Among companies announcing earnings this week: drugstore chain Walgreen Co., software maker Adobe Systems Inc., Nike Inc., homebuilder Lennar Corp. and ConAgra Foods Inc.
Biz briefs

...pushes Dow to 6-week high NEW YORK --- Better-than- expected earnings from big consumer brands Best Buy, ConAgra Foods Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. sent the Dow Jones industrial average up 174 points Thursday to its highest level...
No '08 salmonella test at Blakely plant

...department at Cornell University. Prior to a salmonella outbreak traced in 2007 to a peanut butter plant operated by ConAgra Foods Inc. in Sylvester, officials in Georgia didn't routinely test for salmonella. But after that outbreak, state Agriculture...
Critics blame system in food safety scares

...were handled over the past year. When Peter Pan peanut butter was linked to a salmonella outbreak in February, ConAgra Foods Inc. recalled it as soon as federal health officials raised questions. But when ConAgra's Banquet-brand chicken...
Chemical to be dropped from popcorn

...been linked to cases of bronchiolitis obliterans, a rare life-threatening disease often called popcorn lung. ConAgra Foods Inc., General Mills Inc. and the American Pop Corn Co. all promised to make the change because of safety concerns...
Georgia town sticks by Peter Pan factory

...has operated the downtown store for 61 years. He and other residents are fiercely loyal to the plant operated by ConAgra Foods Inc., and some even suggest the company was a victim of "industrial sabotage." "Put it back on the market," Mr...
Salmonella is linked to Georgia peanut butter

OMAHA, Neb. - ConAgra Foods Inc. told consumers to discard certain jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter after the spread was linked to a salmonella...
Butterball serves up change

...happened." But for Butterball, which sold its first turkey in 1954, a lot has happened since last Thanksgiving. ConAgra Foods Inc., the Omaha, Neb.-based leader in packaged foods, sold the iconic brand and its turkey business to privately...