Annie’s to be Acquired by General Mills

Annie’s to be Acquired by General Mills for $46 Per Share in Cash

Companies Partnering to Accelerate the Growth and Development of the Annie’s Brand

BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Annie’s Inc. (NYSE:BNNY) (“Annie’s”), a leading natural and organic food company, announced today a definitive agreement to be acquired by General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) (“General Mills”) for $46.00 per share in cash, for a total transaction value of approximately $820 million. This acquisition will enable Annie’s to enter a new phase of growth and success while maximizing value for stockholders. The transaction consideration represents a 51% premium over Annie’s 30-day average closing price of $30.47 as of September 5, 2014. Annie’s will continue to be headquartered in Berkeley, California.

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Maine Plant Processing Salmon to Meet Growing Demand

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Culmarex Group Opens Its New Processing Facility In Spain

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Canadian Seafood Company Closes Deal in Northern Scotland

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Annie’s, Inc. Announced as the Newest Customer for Coolearth Software

Coolearth Software announces a notable new customer for the Whistle SCE solution, Annie’s, Inc. (NYSE: BNNY), a leading natural and organic food company, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Safeway’s snack manufacturing plant in Joplin, Missouri, which has been Annie’s primary manufacturer of cookie and cracker products since the inception of its…

Safeway and Albertsons Announce Definitive Merger Agreement

PLEASANTON, Calif. and BOISE, Idaho, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) and Albertsons announced today a definitive agreement under which AB Acquisition LLC (“AB Acquisition”) will acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway (the “Merger”). The merger agreement was unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of Safeway.
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Columbus Foods re-invents sausage production

The retooled Columbus Foods plant near San Francisco may be the first sausage plant in history that you would WANT to see the process unfold.
Working with Coolearth Whistle and QCResults software, and guided by Coolearth consultants, the plant for the first time can track every ingredient, from every source, and monitors every step from processing…

Coolearth Releases QCResults, first cost-effective quality data-gathering system

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Food technology is one of the toughest quality challenges, with zero margin for error. Even defining what quality is can be difficult.
Federally-regulated HACCP plans place burdens on every food service company to monitor complex products on a molecular, biological, and physical level. This creates massive data-recording and record-keeping requirements, and…

Columbus Foods Corporation Selects Coolearth Software’s Supply Chain Execution Solution

Columbus Foods Corporation Selects Coolearth Software’s Supply Chain Execution Solution to Streamline and Improve its Data Collection and Operations
A success story that epitomizes the American Dream began when the Italian-born founders of this family-owned business first came to America in 1917, bringing their traditional Italian recipes with them. Company founders settled in the predominantly Italian…

Columbus Foods Selects Coolearth Software’s Supply Chain Execution Solution

PRESS RELEASES – June 1, 2010
Columbus Foods Corporation Selects Coolearth Software’s Supply Chain Execution Solution to Streamline and Improve its Data Collection and Operations
A success story that epitomizes the American Dream began when the Italian-born founders of this family-owned business first came to America in 1917, bringing their traditional Italian recipes with them. Company founders…