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Conagra selling Wesson brand to J.T. Smucker for US$285M

Smucker said Wesson is expected to add $230 million in sales and roughly $30 million in pretax earnings

May 31, 2017  by The Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb.—Conagra is selling Wesson oil for $285 million to the J.M. Smucker Company as it hones its focus on its strongest brands.

CEO Sean Connolly said Tuesday that the sale is part of a reorganization that was undertaken after he was picked to lead Conagra in 2015.

Conagra moved its headquarters to Chicago from Omaha, Nebraska.

Smucker said Wesson is expected to add $230 million in sales and roughly $30 million in pretax earnings.

Conagra Brands will initially continue producing Wesson after the sale until the work moves to Smucker’s existing oil manufacturing plant in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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