OMAHA, Neb. — ConAgra Foods here and Ralcorp Holdings, St. Louis, announced that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which ConAgra Foods will acquire private-label food manufacturer Ralcorp. The transaction is valued at approximately $6.8 billion, including the assumption of debt. The acquisition will create one of the largest packaged food companies in North America, with sales of approximately $18 billion annually and ...

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