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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 by a plan to sell off the US food giant's international and fresh foods businesses. Simon Harvey investigates.


Victor Martino | 28 Aug 2018

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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

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".


Andy Coyne | 10 Sep 2018

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


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

Campbell Soup Co. revealed today (30 August) the results of its strategic review - and 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. two months after the departure of the soup maker's chief executive.


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).

Latest blogs

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.



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