SANDOZ IS NOT EXPECTED TO MAKE CHANGES AT GERBER

FREMONT, Mich. -- Retailers are not likely to see changes in service or product strategy from Gerber Products Co. here, if, as planned, the baby-food maker is acquired by Sandoz, Basel, Switzerland.Sandoz, a pharmaceuticals and chemicals giant, said earlier this month that it would purchase all of Gerber's issued and outstanding shares of common stock.Industry analysts told SN that the acquisition

FREMONT, Mich. -- Retailers are not likely to see changes in service or product strategy from Gerber Products Co. here, if, as planned, the baby-food maker is acquired by Sandoz, Basel, Switzerland.

Sandoz, a pharmaceuticals and chemicals giant, said earlier this month that it would purchase all of Gerber's issued and outstanding shares of common stock.

Industry analysts told SN that the acquisition was designed to strengthen and expand the international child nutrition busine

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