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Twinkies maker Hostess Brands closing 3 bakeries after strike

...Hostess has argued that workers must make concessions as it tries to improve its financial position. The privately-held food maker filed for Chapter 11 protection in January, its second trip through bankruptcy court in less than a decade. Hostess...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-12/twinkies-maker-hostess-bra
Warren Buffett's firm reveals stakes in Chicago Bridge & Iron, Starz

...revealed new investments in Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. and Starz on Wednesday, and it sold off some of its stake in snack food maker Mondelez International Inc.Berkshire Hathaway also made several other adjustments to its $85 billion U.S. stock...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-05-15/warren-buffetts-firm-reveals-stakes
Heinz reports bigger profits for the fourth fiscal quarter

...Co. reported sharply higher profits for its fourth fiscal quarter as a weak dollar aided sales internationally. The food maker said Tuesday it earned $196.5 million, or 55 cents per share, in the three months ended April 30 compared with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/26/fin_416781.shtml
Finance
Foodmakers whittle their offerings in grocery aisles

...nation's foodmakers are weathering the recession, the proof is in the pudding. Kraft Foods Inc., the nation's largest food maker, will no longer sell Handi-Snacks pudding. At the same time, it's pushing new flavors of its more lucrative Jell-O...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/02/17/bus_511677.shtml
Business
Business news

...Roberts & Co. -- which briefly owned Del Monte -- Vestar Capital Partners and Centerview Partners agreed to buy the food maker for $19 per share. They will also assume $1.3 billion in debt.Serenity Day Spa opens new locationA spa that opened...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-11-25/business-news
Business
Telecommuters are happy with life away from office

...the conference call? It happened to Darlene Frudakis, the president of PetAg Inc., a Hampshire, Ill.-based pet food maker. Even more surprising was Ms. Frudakis' reaction. "It was just a fabulous feeling," said the full-time telecommuter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/19/bus_71882.shtml
Business
Odds and Ends

...at Tuesday's grand opening of the cafe, which is owned by the Meow Mix Company, a Secaucus, N.J.-based cat food maker. "Why not take your cat out for dinner?" asked Simba's owner, Leah Thompson, 19. "There's always things for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/19/biz_425710.shtml
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Business news

...second-quarter profit rose 3 percent as strong demand and higher prices for its shoes, clothes and gear offset increased costs.Food maker ConAgra Foods' second-quarter net income fell 15 percent, but results beat expectations as the company raised prices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-12-19/business-news
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...soup at the center, a recipe on the back and a colored banner to distinguish the soup category. The Camden-based food maker will unveil the redesigned label today in Pittsburgh, where a symbolic replica of the last can of condensed tomato soup...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/26/bus_268634.shtml
Business
Kraft Foods to split into grocery, snack outfits

...companies, become more focused brands."The move surprised industry watchers because Kraft, the nation's largest food maker, had long touted its scale and reach as its strength.Kraft officials said Thursday that after several years of acquisitions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-08-04/kraft-foods-split-grocery-