CHICAGO -- The reorganization of Quaker Oats Co. here should bode well for retailers by making the manufacturer more nimble in responding to the changing needs of the marketplace, industry consultants and securities analysts told SN. Quaker announced in late March that it was realigning the company and dissolving its separate cereals, snacks and convenience foods divisions. The announcement followed Quaker's purchase of Snapple Beverage Corp. late last year, and the sale of its pet foods ...

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