HEINZ TO ACQUIRE BEECH-NUT NUTRITION

PITTSBURGH -- Improved service and more exciting merchandising opportunities were promised to retailers by the president and chief executive officer of Heinz North America here as H.J. Heinz announced it would acquire Milnot Holding Corp., St. Louis, a leading producer of branded and private-label food products. Milnot's largest subsidiary is Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp., maker of Beech-Nut baby food.In

PITTSBURGH -- Improved service and more exciting merchandising opportunities were promised to retailers by the president and chief executive officer of Heinz North America here as H.J. Heinz announced it would acquire Milnot Holding Corp., St. Louis, a leading producer of branded and private-label food products. Milnot's largest subsidiary is Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp., maker of Beech-Nut baby food.

In baby food, the two companies combined would represent about 24% of the United States

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