July 2, 2014

Pinnacle Foods announced on Monday that it has terminated its merger agreement with Hillshire Brands, originally announced May 12. Pinnacle is a producer of such branded food products as Vlasic pickles, Mrs. Butterworth syrups and Wishbone salad dressings.

May 27, 2014

Pilgrim's Pride Corp., the world's second-largest chicken producer, as well as one of the world's biggest protein companies, is in talks to acquire Hillshire Brands for $6.4 billion, according to a report from Reuters.

May 12, 2014

Pinnacle Foods on Monday announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the company to Hillshire Brands. The transaction will include cash and Hillshire common stock.

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.

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.

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.

March 12, 2013

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

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.

July 3, 2012

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

August 23, 2011

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

February 2, 2011

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