Perrigo Out From Under VMS Weight As IVC Lifts Private Label Profile
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
The cash deal for Perrigo's vitamins, minerals and supplements business will make International Vitamin Corporation the largest US private label nutritional product manufacturer and better position Perrigo to either continue on its own or as an even more attractive takeover target.
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