PILLSBURY ACQUIRES RUDI FOODS, PLANS TO ADD IT TO BAKERIES UNIT

MINNEAPOLIS -- Pillsbury Co. has purchased Boston-based Rudi Foods, a leading manufacturer of parbaked frozen breads. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Rudi's operations will be integrated into Pillsbury Bakeries & Foodservice, a unit of Pillsbury that has annual sales of $500 million, Pillsbury officials said. "Rudi's leading position in parbaked frozen breads builds on our strengths in

MINNEAPOLIS -- Pillsbury Co. has purchased Boston-based Rudi Foods, a leading manufacturer of parbaked frozen breads. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Rudi's operations will be integrated into Pillsbury Bakeries & Foodservice, a unit of Pillsbury that has annual sales of $500 million, Pillsbury officials said. "Rudi's leading position in parbaked frozen breads builds on our strengths in baking mixes and frozen sweet goods," S. Paul Oliver, president of the Pillsbury un

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