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A shopper holds a basket of Premier Foods products in the aisle of a supermarket. McCormick & Co. said it will not make an offer on Premier Foods, after the British food maker agreed to come to meet with the Sparks spicemaker on March 30. (Courtesy of Premier Foods)

McCormick on verge of bidding war for British food maker? (access required)

McCormick & Company might be bracing itself for a bidding war in the coming weeks after a British food company announced Wednesday that it had twice rebuffed the Sparks-based spice maker’s acquisition efforts. McCormick said Wednesday morning that its offers to acquire Premier Foods Plc, “should be well received” by the company but did not indicate ...