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September 20, 2013

Birds Eye, part of the Pinnacle Foods brand portfolio, announced on Friday a line of new pre-made, blended vegetable varieties for quick meal-time preparation.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Birds Eye, part of the Pinnacle Foods brand portfolio, announced on Friday a line of new pre-made, blended vegetable varieties for quick meal-time preparation.

Birds Eye Recipe Ready vegetable blends are ideal for use in stir-fry dishes, fajitas and tacos and go well with chicken, pasta, hamburgers and more, the company stated.

August 12, 2013

Pinnacle Foods announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Wish-Bone salad dressings business from Unilever PLC, in a transaction that is expected to be immediately accretive to Pinnacle. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to be completed in late Q3 or early Q4 2013.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Pinnacle Foods today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Wish-Bone salad dressings business from Unilever PLC, in a transaction that is expected to be immediately accretive to Pinnacle. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to be completed in late Q3 or early Q4 2013.

March 29, 2013

Parsippany, N.J.-based Pinnacle Foods — manufacturer and distributor of such food brands as Birds Eye, Duncan Hines, Vlasic, Mrs. Butterworth’s and others — opened for trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “PF” after its initial public offering.

NEW YORK — Parsippany, N.J.-based Pinnacle Foods — manufacturer and distributor of such food brands as Birds Eye, Duncan Hines, Vlasic, Mrs. Butterworth’s and others — opened for trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “PF” after its initial public offering.

CEO Bob Gamgort, along with members of Pinnacle Foods’ leadership team, celebrated the company’s first day of trading by ringing the NYSE Opening Bell and visiting the trading floor to observe the stock opening.

March 12, 2013

Pinnacle Foods' Duncan Hines has added 15 new springtime recipes for adults and kids, the company said.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Pinnacle Foods' Duncan Hines has added 15 new springtime recipes for adults and kids, the company said today.

"Duncan Hines strives to provide inspiring, innovative creations for our passionate bakers," said Joe DiPaolo, senior research chef for Duncan Hines. "Our Easter Egg Cupcakes are great for families to bake together. They are easy to make, but they are sure to impress as gifts or to decorate the dinner table for Easter."

The new recipes include:

March 7, 2013

The new line comes in three varieties: Aunt Jemima Frozen Blueberry Mini pancakes, Aunt Jemima Frozen Original Mini pancakes and Aunt Jemima Frozen Cinnamon French Toast Sticks.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Aunt Jemima Frozen Breakfast, a Pinnacle Foods brand, on Tuesday announced the new Lil' Griddles line of bite-sized frozen breakfast options.

The new line comes in three varieties: Aunt Jemima Frozen Blueberry Mini pancakes, Aunt Jemima Frozen Original Mini pancakes and Aunt Jemima Frozen Cinnamon French Toast Sticks.

July 3, 2012

Pinnacle Foods has extended a line under its Vlasic pickle brand.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Pinnacle Foods has extended a line under its Vlasic pickle brand.

New Farmer's Garden by Vlasic only touts real ingredients — no artificial coloring or flavoring, as well as no corn syrup — to deliver a great-tasting pickle with authentic flavor and maximum crunch, the company said. The extended line will include deli style halves, bread and butter chips, zesty garlic chips, kosher dill halves and kosher dill spears.

August 23, 2011

Pinnacle Foods has added a new frozen breakfast option to the Aunt Jemima brand.

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. — Pinnacle Foods has added a new frozen breakfast option to the Aunt Jemima brand.

New Aunt Jemima oatmeal pancakes are made with rolled oats, oat bran and oat flour mixed right into the batter and tout 4g of fiber per serving, Pinnacle Foods said.

The Aunt Jemima frozen breakfast line includes such products as frozen waffles, French toast and more.

February 2, 2011

The Grocery Manufacturers Association elected a new chairman for its board of directors.

WASHINGTON — The Grocery Manufacturers Association elected a new chairman for its board of directors.

Gary Rodkin, ConAgra Foods CEO, will serve as chairman of GMA's board, effective Feb. 16. Rodkin will serve a two-year term.

Prior to this position, Rodkin served as GMA's vice chairman, as well as chairman of the organization's government affairs council. Rodkin has worked at ConAgra since 2005.

In related news, GMA also announced the election of five new members of the board of directors: