Calbee Inc. and R.D. Offutt Company have a generic relationship

Partner Calbee Inc.
Partner R.D. Offutt Company
Start Date 2007-11-14
Is Current yes
Notes On November 14, 2007, R.D. Offutt and Calbee Foods Co. announced that the two companies were partnering to form RCF (RDO Calbee Foods), a 50-50 joint venture potato-processing company and building a plant in Boardman, Ore. Calbee purchases frozen potato dough in the United States and ships the raw product to Japan for final processing and packaging. Given the product’s success in the Far East, Calbee decided to backward integrate through the construction and operation of a potato dough processing facility in the United States. R.D. Offutt, the largest potato producer in the country, was an obvious partner in this venture. Within a year, the plant was up and operational. In early 2012, Calbee decided to extend the marketing of this product to the United States. The decision meant expanding the Boardman plant and installing a fry line and packaging line to produce the finished product. Frito Lay, a division of Pepsico that owns 20 percent of Calbee Foods, was chosen to distribute the product domestically. This venture is now called Calbee North America (CNA) and includes a plant in California that produces savory snacks out of peas, chickpeas and lentils. These products are marketed in then United States.
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