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C. Michael Harper

ConAgra

1975 - 1993

Agriculture & Mining

Military ServiceArmy
1970 b. 1927
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduatePurdue University
GraduateMBA, University of Chicago
Personal
Born-Died1927
BirthplaceMichigan (MI)
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1970

Through numerous acquisitions, Harper made ConAgra one of the premier food consolidators in America. He expanded its sales from $636 million in 1974 to $9 billion in 1987. Among other products, ConAgra offered frozen-food (sales increased 60% between 1979 and 1985) and poultry to consumers and fast-food chains (about 10% of the market in 1985).