PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway here has agreed to sell a snack manufacturing plant in Joplin, Mo., to Annie's Inc., Berkeley, Calif., for $6 million and the cost of inventory and supplies, according to published reports and statements from Annie's.


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The plant, which manufactures cookies and crackers, has been the primary supplier of those products for Annie's since the natural and organic foods company introduced snacks in 2002, the reports said.

According to a statement from Annie's, the plant accounts for more than 50% of its overall snack sales, and the majority of the plant's production goes to supply Annie's.

Safeway officials could not be reached for comment.

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