ConAgra Brands, Inc. is on the Cruelty Free Investing list for exploiting animals because the company sells food items made from meat and dairy products.
Conagra was founded in 1919 as Nebraska Consolidated Mills (NCM). It was in 1942 that the company moved into the livestock feed business. NCM changed its name to ConAgra Foods in 1971. In 1980, it began purchasing prepared food brands, starting with Banquet Foods. Conagra Foods focused on frozen foods and packaged meat brands. In 2015, it announced the relocation of its headquarters to Chicago, a move completed the next year. At the same time, they renamed themselves Conagra Brands, after spinning off Lamb Watson, a producer of potato products for foodservice companies.
As of 2017, Conagra produces a wide array of food products including cooking oil, frozen dinners, hot cocoa, hot dogs, peanut butter and many others. Conagra’s brands range from Act II popcorn to Wolf Brand Chili. Some of their major brands include Del Monte, Egg Beaters, Hunt’s, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National La Choy, Libby’s, Marie Callender’s, Orville Redenbacher’s, Slim Jim (snack food), Reddi-wip, Egg Beaters, Hebrew National, P.F. Chang’s, Chef Boyardee, Home Menu, and Bertolli. Conagra’s brand ownership is so extensive that the list has its own Wikipedia page. As of early June 2017, there is speculation that Conagra will acquire Pinnacle Foods.
In the early 1990s, Conagra acquired the meat company Swift & Co., which included beef and pork processing, and the Butterball turkey brand. In 2002, Conagra sold a majority of this fresh beef and pork business. The business group that purchased 54% – Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, a private-equity firm, and Booth Creek Management – revived the name Swift & Co. Conagra sold the remainder of its interest to Muse two years later. In October 2006, Conagra sold Butterball to Carolina Turkeys.
The list contains food items offered by company’s brand The max which contain animal products.
Conagra Brands Inc. is a North American packaged foods company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Conagra manufactures and markets packaged foods for retail consumers, restaurants, and institutions. The Company offers meals, entrees, condiments, sides, snacks, specialty potatoes, milled grain ingredients, dehydrated vegetables and seasonings, and blends and flavors. [Source: Bloomberg]
Company Website: http://www.conagrabrands.com