Expansion Plans, Acquisitions, and Growth Strategies - Research Report on Mondelez International, Smithfield Foods, Campbell,

  Expansion Plans, Acquisitions, and Growth Strategies - Research Report on
   Mondelez International, Smithfield Foods, Campbell, Dole, and B&G Foods

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NEW YORK, June 19, 2013

NEW YORK, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting
Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ), Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:
SFD), Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB), Dole Food Company, Inc. (NYSE: DOLE),
and B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS). Today's readers may access these reports free
of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst
ratings - via the links below.

Mondelez International, Inc. Research Report

On June 13, 2013, Kraft Foods (Suzhou) Co. Ltd. (Kraft Foods China), a part of
Mondelez International, Inc. (Mondelez International) family of companies,
hosted a ceremony for the expansion of its biscuit plant in Suzhou, China. The
project spanning over 30,000 square meters is said to double the Suzhou
plant's capacity, creating 340 new jobs. The Company expects an investment of
approximately $85 million in the project. The Suzhou plant will feature
state-of-the-art production lines to make Oreo and Chips Ahoy! biscuits to
meet the growing demand from Chinese consumers. Mondelez International
previously announced its strategy to invest in emerging markets to drive
sustainable and profitable growth, and this project is stated to be in line
with the Company's plans. The Full Research Report on Mondelez International,
Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets -
is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/422e_MDLZ]

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Smithfield Foods, Inc. Research Report

On June 14, 2013, Smithfield Foods, Inc. (Smithfield Foods) reported Q4 FY
2013 and full-year FY 2013 results (period ended April 28, 2013). For Q4 FY
2013, sales increased 3.5% YoY to $3.3 billion. For full-year FY 2013, sales
increased 1% YoY to $13.2 billion. For full-year FY 2013, net income was
$183.8 million, or $1.26 per diluted share, compared to net income of $361.3
million, or $2.21 per diluted share, in FY 2012. Commenting on the results, C.
Larry Pope, President and CEO of Smithfield Foods, said, "Driven by both top
and bottom line growth in packaged meats, these earnings reflect our continued
transformation into a more value-added consumer packaged meats company. For
the full year, packaged meats operating profit increased nearly $70 million,
or 17%, year over year and volume was up 4%. Our core brand volume grew even
more substantially, up 5%." The Full Research Report on Smithfield Foods, Inc.
- including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/3763_SFD]

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Campbell Soup Company Research Report

On June 13, 2013, Campbell Soup Company (Campbell) announced that it has
completed the acquisition of Plum Organics (Plum), a provider of premium,
organic foods and snacks that serve the nutritional needs of babies, toddlers,
and children. Plum will operate as a standalone business within the Company's
Campbell North America Division. Campbell also informed that senior members of
the newly acquired entity's management team, including Co-Founder and
President Neil Grimmer, will continue to lead Plum at its headquarters in
Emeryville, California. Grimmer will report to Mark Alexander, President of
Campbell North America. According to Campbell, Plum is the No. 2 brand of
organic baby food in the US, and the No. 4 baby food brand overall. Plum
generated gross sales of $93 million in the year ended December 31, 2012. The
Full Research Report on Campbell Soup Company - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/159d_CPB]

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Dole Food Company, Inc. Research Report

On June 11, 2013, Dole Food Company, Inc. (Dole) announced that its Board of
Directors has received an unsolicited proposal from David H. Murdock, the
Company's Chairman of the Board and CEO, to acquire all of the Company's
outstanding shares of common stock not already owned by Mr. Murdock and his
family for $12 per share in cash. The Company stated that its Board of
Directors will be meeting over the next several days to establish a Special
Committee of independent directors to consider the unsolicited proposal and
its implications. The committee will be assessing the appropriate course of
action that is in best interests of the Company and its stockholders. The
Company cautioned its stockholders that no decisions have been made by the
Board of Directors in respect of the Company's response, if any, to the
proposal, and the Board of Directors will proceed in a timely and orderly
manner to consider the proposal and its implications The Full Research Report
on Dole Food Company, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/5d78_DOLE]

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B&G Foods, Inc. Research Report

On June 10, 2013, B&G Foods, Inc. (B&G Foods) announced that it has entered
into an agreement to acquire Robert's American Gourmet Food, LLC dba Pirate
Brands (Pirate Brands), a leader in the all-natural snack foods category. The
Pirate Brands will be acquired from VMG Partners, Driven Capital Management,
founder Robert Ehrlich, and certain other entities and individuals, for
approximately $195 million in cash. The Company expects the acquisition to be
immediately accretive to its EPS and free cash flow. Post-acquisition, B&G
Foods projects that Pirate Brands will generate net sales of $80 million to
$90 million and adjusted EBITDA of $18 million to $20 million on an annualized
basis after the business is fully integrated into B&G Foods. The acquisition
is expected to close in July 2013, subject to regulatory approval and the
satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The Full Research Report on B&G
Foods, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/0dfb_BGS]

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