H.J. Heinz Co., the world's biggest ketchup maker, said its second-quarter profit fell 10% after it spun off some businesses. Sales of some of its frozen foods brands, such as Ore-Ida potatoes, also declined, hurt by the growing popularity of low-carbohydrate diets.
Net income fell to $191.5 million, or 54 cents a share, from $212.1 million, or 60 cents, a year earlier. Sales declined less than 1% to $2.09 billion for the Pittsburgh-based company.
Shares of Heinz rose 52 cents to $36.19 on the NYSE.