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Pinnacle Foods to buy Wish-Bone for $580M

The Associated Press
| Tuesday, August 13, 2013 12:01 a.m

Pinnacle Foods is buying Wish-Bone salad dressings from Unilever for $580 million.

Combined annual sales, which include liquid and dry-mix salad dressings under the Wish-Bone and Western brands, total about $190 million.

“The transaction enhances our ability to offer consumers meal solutions and recipe ideas across our broad portfolio of brands,” Pinnacle Foods CEO Bob Gamgort said in a statement on Monday.

Pinnacle Foods Inc., based in Parsippany, N.J., went public in March. Its other products include Vlasic pickles, Duncan Hines frosting and cake mixes and Birds Eye frozen foods.

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