Once upon a time, America spelled cheese K-R-A-F-T, and Oscar Mayer had a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A. But lately, those brands haven’t been doing well for their owner, Kraft Heinz. The packaged-foods giant announced that it’s writing down the value of Kraft and Oscar Mayer by more than $15 billion. In today’s market, those iconic brands […]
Legendary investor Warren Buffet announced Thursday morning that his company, Berkshire Hathaway, will team up with a Brazilian-backed investment firm to buy H. J. Heinz, the ketchup maker. The price tag? Just over $23 billion.
Investors are digesting a mega airlines merger and major ketchup acquisition this morning. Is the activity a coincidence or part of a larger trend?