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Campbell Soup Co. is an international canned soup producer. Founded by Joseph A. Campbell and John Thompson Dorrance in 1869, Campbell Soup Co. is a public company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange as CPB. The head office for Campbell Soup Co. is located in Camden, New Jersey, USA.

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Andy Coyne | 12 Dec 2018

Andy Coyne looks at Campbell Soup Co.'s future growth strategy and asks whether it is a plan of counter-intuitive genius or simply wrong-headed?

Dean Best | 21 Nov 2018

With Campbell Soup Co. looking to offload assets, its US soup arm will grow even more in importance, writes Dean Best.

Simon Harvey | 31 Aug 2018

Judging by the drop in the stock price of Campbell Soup Co., investors are not convinced by a plan to sell off the US food giant's international and fresh foods businesses. Simon Harvey investigates.

Victor Martino | 28 Aug 2018

Acquiring challenger brands is one thing but how do big food businesses make a success of them when they are integrated into a very different corporate culture?

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Katy Askew | 28 Mar 2017

The Soulfull Project is a US brand that wants to tackle the issue of food insecurity in the country, while also meeting the need for people to eat healthy, nutritious food. The concept was developed by four Campbell Soup Co. employees and the group operates as an independent subsidiary of the US food giant. Katy Askew spoke to founders Megan Shea, head of business and operations, and Chip Heim, head of marketing, to learn more about the group's objectives and its ambition to build scale.

Katy Askew | 14 Apr 2016

Plum Organics, the US-based baby food business owned by Campbell Soup Co., launched itself into the infant formula category last month. The business's entry into the sector represents the culmination of more than five years work. Katy Askew spoke to Plum senior vice president and innovation director Ben Mand and brand manager Larissa Friesen to find out why Plum believes it is well-positioned for success in the category. 

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Dean Best | 3 Jan 2019

To help you catch up on what you might have missed before Christmas, just-food rounds up the best of our coverage before the festive period.

Andy Coyne | 2 Jan 2019

Food giants and private-equity firms have been short-listed to participate in the second round of Campbell Soup Co's auction of its international business, reports suggest.

Andy Coyne | 2 Jan 2019

Food giants and private-equity firms have been short-listed to participate in the second round of Campbell Soup Co's auction of its international business, reports suggest.

Simon Harvey | 21 Dec 2018

Campbell Soup Co. has confirmed the appointment of a new chief executive to lead the US business as it embarks on a realigned business strategy. 

Andy Coyne | 19 Dec 2018

Reports in the US media suggest that food giant Campbell Soup Co. is set to name an experienced food industry man as its new CEO.

Andy Coyne | 10 Dec 2018

A Europe-based confectionery business has been linked with a takeover bid for the international arm of US food giant Campbell Soup Co.

Andy Coyne | 3 Dec 2018

US food giant Campbell Soup Co. has denied media reports it is struggling to sell one of its brands but admitted it has tweaked the sales process.

Andy Coyne | 29 Nov 2018

US food giant Campbell Soup Co. has made changes to its board of directors at today's annual meeting, bringing in two new faces.

Dean Best | 28 Nov 2018

Campbell Soup Co. reportedly has its sights on a prominent US food-manufacturing executive to fill the vacant CEO position at the under-scrutiny soup maker.

Dean Best | 26 Nov 2018

Campbell Soup Co. and a key shareholder today (26 November) announced a deal that should bring the US food manufacturer respite from a critical activist investor.

Andy Coyne | 26 Nov 2018

Reports suggest that the battle for control of the board at US food giant Campbell Soup Co. has taken a new turn.

Andy Coyne | 21 Nov 2018

US mission-focused food business The Soulfull Project has become an independent concern after moving away from its 'big food' backer.

Dean Best | 19 Nov 2018

Mondelez International, the Cadbury and Oreo owner, has again been reported to be interested in two snacks assets outside the US that are up for sale.

Dean Best | 12 Nov 2018

Arnott's, the Australia-based snacks business among the assets put up for sale by Campbell Soup Co., is reportedly being eyed by a clutch of the largest players in the sector.

Andy Coyne | 12 Nov 2018

US food giant Campbell Soup Co. has revealed a new twist in its battle with Third Point, the investor which is trying instigate a major overhaul of the company's board at its forthcoming annual meeting.

Andy Coyne | 5 Nov 2018

US food giant Campbell Soup Co. will proceed with its much-anticipated annual meeting later this month after legal action taken by an activist investor that could have delayed the event was rejected by a court.

Simon Harvey | 31 Oct 2018

Campbell Soup Co. issued a critique of a 100-day plan outlined by an activist investor pressing for a change of leadership and business strategy as the battle between the two parties continues to rage.

Dean Best | 26 Oct 2018

Third Point, the US investment fund pushing for change at Campbell Soup Co., has hit the Prego sauces and Lance crackers owner with legal action.

Andy Coyne | 10 Oct 2018

Third Point, the hedge fund run by activist investor Daniel Loeb, has upped its stake in US food giant Campbell Soup Co ahead of the company's annual meeting at the end of November.

Dean Best | 5 Oct 2018

Campbell Soup Co. has refused to be drawn on a report it is in talks to sell its fresh-foods unit to a former executive - but the US group said it expects a number of suitors for the assets.

Andy Coyne | 4 Oct 2018

Activist investor Daniel Loeb’s hedge fund Third Point has reportedly demanded access to Campbell Soup Co. records, including board meeting minutes and financial documents.

Dean Best | 1 Oct 2018

Daniel Loeb, the activist investor, has sought to put more pressure on Campbell Soup Co.'s board, insisting the US group has been hit by management "blunders" and could "attract multiple buyers".

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Andy Coyne | 16 Nov 2018

The only word I have written more than Brexit over the last few weeks is Campbell, writes Andy Coyne.

Dean Best | 2 Aug 2018

It's almost 18 months since Unilever rebuffed Kraft Heinz and, ever since, the rumour mill has spun over where the US manufacturer could look next. It's been reported today (2 August) the ketchup maker decided against moving for US peer Pinnacle Foods.

Company research

Campbell Soup Co (CPB) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Campbell Soup Co (CPB) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analys

Campbell Soup Co (Campbell) produces and sells convenience food and beverage products in the US and in other international markets. Its product portfolio includes soups, broths and stock products, coo...

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