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July 12, 2000 | LEE ROMNEY and MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
One of the great cheese wars has come to a close. After seven years of litigation, Industry-based Cacique Inc. has prevailed in a trade-secret espionage case against Stella Foods Inc., of Fond du Lac, Wis., winning a $24-million judgment that could be the largest in food technology. Cacique, started in 1973 behind a tiny drive-through dairy by Cuban-born Jennie and Gilbert de Cardenas Sr., has grown to dominate the industry of Hispanic cheese, with revenue this year expected to hit $100 million.
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July 12, 2000 | LEE ROMNEY and MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
One of the great cheese wars has come to a close. After seven years of litigation, Industry-based Cacique Inc. has prevailed in a trade-secret espionage case against Stella Foods Inc., of Fond du Lac, Wis., winning a $24-million judgment that could be the largest in food technology. Cacique, started in 1973 behind a tiny drive-through dairy by Cuban-born Jennie and Gilbert de Cardenas Sr., has grown to dominate the industry of Hispanic cheese, with revenue this year expected to hit $100 million.
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October 15, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Specialty Foods Corp. agreed to buy Archway Cookies Inc. and San Diego Bread Co. for more than $100 million as the closely held food maker concentrates on its baking business. The acquisitions will make Specialty Foods the third-largest U.S. cookie maker and boost California sales of its Boudin brand sourdough bread, the company said. It did not disclose the price for each company. Deerfield, Ill.
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June 16, 1998 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not long ago, if you asked non-Latinos what they thought of cheeses such as Queso Fresco, Panela and Cotija, likely responses would have ranged from blank stares to words like "icky" or "deadly." Even those who had never tasted the stuff remember the largest food poisoning outbreak in California history. By the time the panic over Jalisco Mexican Products Inc. subsided 13 years ago, 40 people were dead--most of them babies, and the fledgling Hispanic cheese industry was barely surviving.
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