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* Dean Foods Co. agreed to sell its vegetable operations, including the Birds Eye and VegAll brands, to Agrilink Foods Inc., a unit of Pro-Fac Cooperative, for $400 million and additional assets. Dean plans to focus on its dairy, pickle and specialty foods businesses.

* The Justice Department’s antitrust division filed suit in U.S. District Court in Delaware to stop Citicorp’s $11.5-million acquisition of Gtech Holdings Corp.'s assets and contracts for electronically transferring benefits. The suit claims that the purchase must be stopped to maintain competition for EBT systems, which are used to distribute food stamp and other welfare benefits.


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