Odd Couple: Heinz and Ford partnering up to research turning tomato fibers into auto parts

Odd Couple: Heinz and Ford partnering up to research turning tomato fibers into auto parts

PITTSBURGH, June 10 (UPI) --Heinz and Ford announced that they are partnering up to reseaarch ways to repurpose discarded tomatoes into "100 percent plant-based plastic" auto parts.
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McDonald's dumps Heinz

McDonald's dumps Heinz

OAK BROOK, Ill., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. fast food giant McDonald's said the ketchup it buys just got personal, saying it would quit doing business with H.J. Heinz because of a managerial change.

Heinz announces layoffs of 600 office staff in U.S. and Canada

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The new owners of H.J. Heinz announced Tuesday 600 office jobs are being cut, 350 in Pittsburgh and the rest elsewhere in the United States and Canada.

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Buffett says he is still hunting elephants

OMAHA, March 2 (UPI) -- Wall Street kingpin Warren Buffett said 2012 was the year in which the big ones got away, referring to his pursuit of profitable acquisitions.

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Shareholders file suit to block Heinz sale

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Two U.S. shareholders have filed lawsuits to block the sale of H.J. Heinz Co. complaining the price was too low, court papers say.

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SEC investigating Heinz takeover trading

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating "highly suspicious" trading in the takeover of H.J. Heinz Co., an SEC official said.

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Heinz sold for $28 billion

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. food giant H.J. Heinz Co. said Thursday it agreed to sell itself to Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital for $28 billion.

Lawsuit filed over 'Dip & Squeeze' concept

DETROIT, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Owner of an online food delivery business in Michigan says ketchup producer H.J. Heinz stole his concept for its "Dip & Squeeze" packaging, court papers say.

Heinz launches new ketchup packaging

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- U.S ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co. says it has unveiled a new packaging innovation: A dual-function Dip & Squeeze ketchup package for the food service industry.

Heinz cuts Canadian tomato biz by a third

LEAMINGTON, Ontario, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The H.J. Heinz Co. announced it's curtailing Canadian tomato processing by 30 percent after being arbitrated into paying farmers 30 percent more.
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