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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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Simon Harvey | 31 Aug 2018

Judging by the drop in the stock price of Campbell Soup Co., investors are not convinced that a plan to sell off the US food giant's international and fresh foods businesses will generate the desired pick-up in returns for shareholders, at least not in the short term. Were markets anticipating more than a disposal of assets from the 150-year-old company, which just reported a three-fold decline in annual profits? 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? Victor Martino reports.


Ben Sillitoe | 24 Jul 2018

From shoppable recipes, to online marketplace stores and voice technology, Ben Sillitoe looks at the opportunities, challenges and emerging trends for food manufacturers developing online strategies.


Dean Best | 26 Jun 2018

Dean Best is unsure whether, as has been reported in the US, Kraft Heinz should be looking at a possible move for Campbell Soup Co.

Latest Interviews

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. 

Latest News

Andy Coyne | 10 Sep 2018

US food giant Campbell Soup Co. has reportedly stepped up its search for a new chief executive officer.


Simon Harvey | 7 Sep 2018

Daniel Loeb, the activist investor putting pressure on US food giant Campbell Soup Co. to sell off the business, has put forward 12 challengers to contest the board of directors' seats at the next annual general meeting.


Andy Coyne | 31 Aug 2018

A report this morning suggests activist investor Daniel Loeb’s hedge fund Third Point is seeking to force changes to the Campbell Soup Co. board.


Simon Harvey | 30 Aug 2018

After months of speculation and pressure from an activist investor to realign its business, Campbell Soup Co. finally revealed today (30 August) the results of its strategic review - it plans to sell off its international and fresh foods operations to focus on the company's key North American market.


just-food.com | 23 Aug 2018

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes Bao Bun kits from London-based School of Wok.


Dean Best | 17 Aug 2018

Campbell Soup Co. is reportedly mulling the sale of assets including Australian biscuits brand Arnott's and US fresh-food business Bolthouse Farms as part of the US giant's review of its operations after four years of falling revenues.


Andy Coyne | 10 Aug 2018

Daniel Loeb, the billionaire investor, has once again called for ailing US food giant Campbell Soup Co. to be sold.


Andy Coyne | 3 Aug 2018

Kraft Heinz has reportedly opened exploratory talks to potentially buy fellow US packaged food giant Campbell Soup Co.


Andy Coyne | 1 Aug 2018

Activist investor Third Point is stepping up its campaign to put pressure on the ailing US food giant Campbell Soup Co. to change, according to a report.


Simon Harvey | 3 Jul 2018

US food giant Campbell Soup Co. is reportedly coming under pressure from activist investor Daniel Loeb to sell the business just weeks after chief executive Denise Morrison stepped down.


Andy Coyne | 25 Jun 2018

A report in a US newspaper is linking food giant Kraft Heinz with a bid for fellow US heavyweight Campbell Soup Co.


Andy Coyne | 18 May 2018

US food giant Campbell Soup Co. has announced its president and chief executive officer Denise Morrison has chosen to retire, effective from today (18 May).


Simon Harvey | 6 Apr 2018

Campbell Soup Co. is creating an Accelerator unit as part of a reorganisation to better position the business to drive growth in fast-growing food categories.


Simon Harvey | 6 Apr 2018

Lyons Magnus has appointed Ed Carolan as chief executive of the US-based maker of dessert sauces and toppings to replace Robert Smittcamp, who will continue to serve as chairman.


just-food.com | 2 Mar 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Andy Coyne | 26 Feb 2018

A number of food companies have taken the opportunity to highlight new product development (NPD) at the important Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) investor conference in Boca Raton in the US. Here we round up the most eye-catching initiatives.


just-food.com | 16 Feb 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Dean Best | 25 Jan 2018

Campbell Soup Co. has decided to close a factory in Toronto, pointing to falling volumes of canned soup in North America.


just-food.com | 21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Simon Harvey | 18 Dec 2017

Campbell Soup Co. has completed its sixth acquisition in five years after agreeing to buy US snacks maker Snyder's-Lance for US$50 a share in an all-cash transaction.


Simon Harvey | 18 Dec 2017

Campbell Soup Co. is said to now be in advanced talks to acquire US snacks firm Snyder's-Lance in a deal that could happen as soon as this week.


Simon Harvey | 15 Dec 2017

US snacks firm Snyder's-Lance is said to have hired an investment bank to look into an offer to buy the company from food peer Campbell Soup Co.

Latest blogs

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.


Dean Best | 23 May 2018

Campbell Soup Co. has brought in an executive from outside the food industry to lead its domestic soup business, a division still central to the US giant and one still seeing sales decline.



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