The purchase, once finalized, will make Cargill the only supplier of both animal feed and pet food in the nation’s agricultural retail market.
On a Sunday morning at the new North Market, MinnPost strolled the aisles and surveyed the shoppers.
Cargill and Ecolab will be partners in the program, which is targeted at food safety and security startups.
Snacking is taking the place of dining, and several Minnesota companies are benefiting as a result.
The celebrity chef hopes the food hall—with its food business incubator and “curated entertainment and activations”—will be a unique draw on the Nicollet Mall.
The food company is one of the largest private businesses in the country and could fetch a deal upwards of $2.5 billion, according to people close to the situation.
Sally Smith, CEO of the chicken wing chain, and Wendy’s both stand to be compensated significantly from the deal.
The St. Louis Park popsicle maker is drawing national attention.
The effort, said to cost $520,000, will be supported by the state’s Job Creation Fund.