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Complaint centers around the design and implementation of the company’s new ERP system

Class action lawsuit filed against Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc.

Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C., a stockholder rights law firm, announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Idaho on behalf of all persons and entities who purchased or otherwise acquired Lamb Weston securities between July 25, 2023, and April 3, 2024, both dates inclusive. Investors have until August 12, 2024 to apply to the Court to be appointed as lead plaintiff in the lawsuit.

Lamb Weston is the largest producer of frozen potato products in North America and the second largest worldwide. The Company sells its products to restaurants and retailers around the world. One of Lamb Weston's largest customers is fast-food chain, McDonald's.

On July 25, 2023, Lamb Weston announced that it had completed the design phase of a new Enterprise Resource Planning software system that the Company would work to implement across its operations. According to the Company, that new software system would manage and integrate critically important aspects of the Company's business, including, among other things, supplier payments, inventories, warehousing, customer invoicing, and order shipments. Investors were told that the new ERP system would replace Lamb Weston's antiquated financial and operating systems, which the Company's Chief Financial Officer acknowledged suffered from Lamb Weston's "decades of under-spending in [information technology]." In late November 2023, Lamb Weston transitioned some of its central systems to the new ERP infrastructure.

The complaint alleges that, throughout the Class Period, Defendants made numerous material misrepresentations and omissions regarding the design and implementation of Lamb Weston's new ERP system. Specifically, throughout the Class Period, (1) Defendants represented that, through the design of the Company's new ERP system, Lamb Weston had "strengthen[ed] [its] operational infrastructure." (2) The Company also downplayed any issues it experienced with the implementation of the system as merely "usual bumps," and told investors that its financial guidance for fiscal 2024 appropriately accounted for any negative financial impact associated with the system's deployment.

The complaint further alleges that the truth emerged on April 4, 2024, when Lamb Weston reported financial results for its fiscal third quarter 2024, and disclosed significant problems with its transition to the new ERP system. Those problems caused Lamb Weston to lose over $130 million in sales during the third quarter and led the Company to significantly reduce its sales guidance for its full fiscal year.

For more information:
Brandon Walker
Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C.
Tel.: +1 (212) 355-4648
Email: [email protected]

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