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The Beatrice Foods Company was a major American food processing company and household name, until it was taken over by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. in 1986 during the leveraged buyout fad of the 1980s. Its brands and assets were sold off, the bulk becoming part of ConAgra Foods, Inc. in 1990. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (commonly referred to as KKR) is a New York City based private equity firm that focuses primarily on late stage leveraged buyouts. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A leveraged buyout (or LBO) occurs when a financial sponsor gains control of a majority of a target companys equity through the use of borrowed money or debt. ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... ConAgra Foods, Inc. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Beatrice Creamery Company was founded in 1894 by George Everett Haskell and William W. Bosworth, by leasing the factory of a bankrupt firm of the same name located in Beatrice, Nebraska. At the time, they purchased butter, milk and eggs from local farmers and grading them for resale. They quickly began separating the butter themselves at their plant, making their own butter on site and packaging and distributing it under their own label. In order to further increase the efficiency of the process, they began selling hand-separators to their vendor farmers on credit, selling some 50,000 separators over their first decade of business. By the turn of the century, they were shipping dairy products across the United States, and in 1910, they ran nine creameries and three ice cream plants across the Great Plains. 1894 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Beatrice is a city located in Gage County, Nebraska. ... 1910 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Great Plains states. ...


The company moved to Chicago in 1913 - at the time the centre of the American food processing industry. By the 1930s, it was already a major dairy company, producing some 30 million gallons of milk and 10 million gallons of ice cream annually. It's Meadow Gold brand was a household name in much of America by the beginning of WWII. In 1946, it changed its name to Beatrice Foods and doubled its sales between 1945 and 1955 as the post-war baby boom created vastly greater demand for milk products. Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... 1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... // Events and trends The 1930s were spent struggling for a solution to the global depression. ... To help compare different orders of magnitudes this page lists volumes between 100 000 and 1 000 000 m3 (105 to 106 m3). ... A glass of cows milk Milk most often means the nutrient fluid produced by the mammary glands of female mammals. ... To help compare different orders of magnitudes this page lists volumes between 10,000 and 100,000 m³ (104 to 105 m3). ... Missing image Ice cream is often served on a stick Boxes of ice cream are often found in stores in a display freezer. ... German soldiers at the Battle of Stalingrad World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the worlds nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing tens of millions of lives. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A US postage stamp depicting the increase in birth rate that country experienced after World War II. As is often the case with a large war, the elation of victory and large numbers of returning males to their country triggered a baby boom after the end of World War II...


From the late 1950s until the early 1970s, the company expanded into Canada and purchased a number of other food firms, leveraging its distribution network to profit from a more diverse array of food and consumer products. It came to be the owner of brands like Avis Rent A Car, Playtex, Tropicana, Good'n'Plenty and hundreds of others. Annual sales in 1984 were roughly $12 billion. Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the... This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Tropicana may mean: Tropicana Club, legendary nightclubs of Havana and New York Tropicana Products, a food company known for orange juice Tropicana Field, a stadium whose naming rights were purchased by Tropicana Products Tropicana 400, a NASCAR race, also sponsored by Tropicana Products Tropicana Resort & Casino, a hotel/casino in... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


In 1986, Beatrice became the target of junk bond vendor and leveraged buyout specialists Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. They ultimately took over the firm for $8.7 billion - at the time the largest leveraged buyout in history - and over the next four years sold it off, division by division. In 1990, the last of Beatrice's assets were sold to ConAgra Foods. Most of Beatrice's brand names still exist, but under various other owners, as trademarks and product lines were sold separately to the highest bidder. 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... High yield debt (non-investment grade or junk bond) is a business term referring to a corporate debt instrument, usually a bond, that has a higher yield (compared to investment grade debt) because of a high perceived credit risk (default risk). ... A leveraged buyout (or LBO) occurs when a financial sponsor gains control of a majority of a target companys equity through the use of borrowed money or debt. ... Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (commonly referred to as KKR) is a New York City based private equity firm that focuses primarily on late stage leveraged buyouts. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ConAgra Foods, Inc. ...


Beatrice's Canadian subsidiary, Beatrice Foods Canada Ltd., was founded in 1969 and separated from its parent firm in 1978. Consequently, it was not affected by the buyout and remained in business as one of Canada's largest food processing concerns. In 1997, Beatrice Foods Canada became a division of Parmalat. 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Parmalat SpA, an Italian dairy and food company and Europes biggest dairy company, was declared bankrupt in late 2003. ...


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Beatrice Foods - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (544 words)
The Beatrice Foods Company was a major American food processing company and household name, until it was taken over by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Co. in 1986 during the leveraged buyout fad of the 1980s.
The Beatrice Creamery Company was founded in 1894 by George Everett Haskell and William W. Bosworth, by leasing the factory of a bankrupt firm of the same name located in Beatrice, Nebraska.
Beatrice's Canadian subsidiary, Beatrice Foods Canada Ltd., was founded in 1969.
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