The Postum Cereal Company, predecessor to Post Foods, is founded by C.W. Post, who introduces Grape-Nuts cereal, one of the first ready-to-eat cold cereals, in 1897.
Papetti’s, Michael Foods’ egg foodservice business, is founded as a poultry business. Papetti’s was later acquired by Michael Foods in 1997.
Uncle Sam cereal is introduced by a predecessor of Attune Foods.
Following C.W. Post’s death in 1914, the Postum Cereal Company parent corporation name is changed to General Foods Corporation. It goes on to significantly expand its product line through acquisitions and new product introductions.
PowerBar is founded and introduced as the first energy bar.
Michael Foods is formed by North Star Universal and goes public through an IPO, its business comprised of refrigerated potato products.
A grower-owned cooperative founded by farmers was established in the early 1990s, which later developed into Dakota Growers Pasta Company.
Dymatize Nutrition is founded and begins marketing nutritional supplements to athletic programs.
Attune Foods is founded and later acquires the Uncle Sam and Erewhon cereal brands in 2009.
Post Foods, a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded ready-to-eat cereal, splits-off from Kraft and merges with Ralcorp in a tax-free Reverse Morris Trust transaction.
Post acquires the predominantly private label cereal and granola business of Hearthside Food Solutions.
Post acquires Premier Nutrition Corporation, a marketer of high protein shakes and bars.
Post acquires Dakota Growers Pasta Company, Inc., a private label pasta manufacturer.
Post acquires Golden Boy Foods Ltd., a manufacturer of private label nut butter and dried fruit and nuts.
Post acquires Dymatize Enterprises, LLC, a manufacturer of sports nutrition supplements.
Post acquires Michael Foods, a manufacturer of egg products, refrigerated potato products and cheese and other dairy case products.
Post acquires the PowerBar brand, an iconic protein bar brand in the active nutrition category.
Post acquires American Blanching Company, a private label peanut butter manufacturer.