ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) is one of North America's leading packaged food companies with brands such as Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Hebrew National, Hunt’s, Marie Callender’s, Orville Redenbacher’s, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim, Snack Pack and many others found in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise and club stores. ConAgra Foods also has a strong business-to-business presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers.
The company is a Fortune 500 company with net sales totaling approximately $15.8 billion while employing 33,000 people.
The company’s world headquarters is moving from Omaha, Neb. to Chicago, Ill. summer 2016.
The company started in 1919 as Nebraska Consolidated Mills. In 1971, it was named ConAgra, Inc. and became ConAgra Foods in 2000.
The Consumer Foods segment makes and sells leading branded to retail and foodservice channels, principally in North America.
The Commercial Foods segment supplies frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice, and bakery products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers.
26 consumer brands are No. 1 or No. 2 in their category.
32 consumer brands generate more than $100 million in retail sales each year.
For over 20 years, the ConAgra Foods Foundation has invested more than $60 million with leading anti-hunger nonprofit organizations, to improve the lives of millions of children and families in America.
Over the last six years, ConAgra Foods has engaged our consumers in our philanthropic focus area – ending child hunger. Through our Child Hunger Ends Here campaign, we have donated the monetary equivalent of 33.9 million meals to Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks, and partner of the ConAgra Foods Foundation. This is in addition to the over 409 million pounds of food ConAgra Foods has donated to the Feeding America network since 1998.
In 2014, for the fourth consecutive year, ConAgra Foods achieved its listing on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America, one of the world’s most recognizable citizenship indexes.
Among the 82 entries in our 2015 Sustainable Development Awards, we conserved 97 million gallons of water, optimized packaging to save 15 million lbs. of material and eliminated 58,700 tons of waste. This year, collectively, the projects delivered more than $70 million in savings showing the bottom-line benefits of our commitment to sustainable development.