Patio co-founder diesThis article was originally published in Foodnews
LOUIS Herbert Stumberg , co-founder of Patio Foods , died this week aged 87. Stumberg became Patio's president in 1957. Ten years later, the company was acquired by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco and Stumberg was named vice chairman of RJR Foods Inc. He then became vice chairman of Del Monte Frozen Foods following the merger of RJR Foods and Del Monte Corp. in 1981 and was named vice chairman of Del Monte USA in 1985. ConAgra now owns the Patio brand.