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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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Dean Best | 18 May 2018

In her seven years at the helm of Campbell Soup Co., there has been plenty to admire about the work done by outgoing president and CEO Denise Morrison. But, ultimately, Dean Best, writes, Morrison leaves with the US giant facing significant issues, not least in its still problematic legacy, domestic, soup business.


Dean Best | 11 Jan 2018

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition.


Dean Best | 10 Jan 2018

The final days of 2017 saw a flurry of transactions in the international food sector, bringing to an end an active year of deal-making. This year looks set to be another busy one for food-company strategists. Dean Best looks at what could lie ahead.


Dean Best | 4 Jan 2018

Campbell Soup Co., facing continued pressure on its core soup business in the US, has again used M&A to broaden its range, striking a deal to buy US snacks maker Snyder's-Lance. Snacks will become a larger component of Campbell's sales mix but integrating a business that has had its own issues in recent quarters will be a challenge. Dean Best reports.

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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. 

Latest News

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.


Andy Coyne | 13 Dec 2017

US food giant Campbell Soup Co. has completed the acquisition of natural produce business Pacific Foods which had been threatened by a lawsuit.


Dean Best | 8 Dec 2017

Acre Venture Partners, a US investment fund backed by Campbell Soup Co., has put money into Pilotworks, a local incubator set up to support fledgling food and drink companies.


Andy Coyne | 5 Dec 2017

US food giant Campbell Soup Co. has confirmed it is testing an online service in its domestic market to deliver soup to shoppers' doors.


Dean Best | 21 Nov 2017

Campbell Soup Co. today (21 November) lowered its expectations for its annual underlying EBIT after rising costs hit the Pepperidge Farm biscuits and Plum baby-food owner's margins in its first quarter.


Dean Best | 18 Oct 2017

Campbell Soup Co. has launched another range of Plum Organics baby food in the US, with a line of food sold in plastic bowls it hopes will add some interest to a "stagnant" jar segment.


Andy Coyne | 4 Oct 2017

US packaged foods giant Campbell Soup Co. is pushing the health aspects of its new soup range Chunky Maxx.


Andy Coyne | 28 Sep 2017

US food giant Campbell Soup Co.'s planned acquisition of natural food group Pacific Foods has been put on a hold because of pending legal action.


Simon Harvey | 31 Aug 2017

Campbell Soup Co. reported full-year earnings within its guidance but noted a challenging business environment in the packaged foods industry amid changing consumer preferences.


Helen Arnold | 28 Jul 2017

The Campbell Soup Company is the latest food company to invest in start-ups in the sector via a partnership with an incubator company.


Dean Best | 20 Jul 2017

Campbell Soup Co. is to set up a new e-commerce unit, try to grow its snacks business in developing markets and claim to be more transparent on the way it labels ingredients among a series of initiatives to grow sales in the next 12 months.


Katy Askew | 7 Jul 2017

Campbell Soup Co. is paying US$700m to increase its exposure to the "faster-growing health and well-being categories" in the US through the acquisition of natural food group Pacific Foods.

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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.


Dean Best | 30 Oct 2017

More US trade-body news has caught the eye today (30 October). The Plant Based Foods Association, set up just 18 months ago to promote the growing category in the US, has attracted a major new member.

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