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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 | 7 Sep 2016

Campbell Soup Co.'s shares slid in the wake of the release of the US company's annual results, which included lower sales and earnings - but improved profitability on an "adjusted" basis. The numbers revealed issues with the company's Campbell Fresh division, key to its bid to accelerate growth while its flagship business remains sluggish. The announcement also included guidance for the 2016/2017 financial year that disappointed analysts.


Ben Cooper | 14 Jan 2016

The decision by Campbell Soup Co. to back nationwide mandatory labelling of the genetically modified ingredients in food on sale in the US, Ben Cooper writes, is more about the merits and importance of greater transparency than it is about the pros and cons of GM itself.


Campbell Soup Co. has looked to inject growth into its business through acquisitions in recent years and the indications are this is likely to continue. But where should the US giant look to do deals? Stefan Kirk, just-food M&A columnist and advisor at M&A consultants Glenboden, weighs up the group's options.

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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 | 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.


Katy Askew | 1 Jun 2017

Reckitt Benckiser is apparently targeting strategic buyers as it kicks off the sale of its food business.


Dean Best | 24 May 2017

Campbell Soup Co. has become a shareholder in Chef'd, the US online meal-kit business.


John Shepherd | 19 May 2017

Campbell Soup Co. today (19 May) booked a fall in sales and earnings for the third quarter of its financial year on weak demand for its condensed soups and broths - and warned that full-year sales could decline.


Ben Cooper | 19 May 2017

Campbell Soup Company said work has started on installing a 4.4-megawatt solar array at its head office in Camden, New Jersey.


Katy Askew | 13 Mar 2017

Campbell Soup Co. is looking to generate growth from its fresh division, the side of the business that houses brands including Bolthouse Farms and Garden Fresh Gourmet, through a focus on "breakthrough" innovation.


Katy Askew | 17 Feb 2017

Campbell Soup Co. booked a drop in sales and earnings for the first half of its financial year today (17 February), with share losses in the US company's fresh division hurting the group results. 


John Shepherd | 9 Feb 2017

Agri-food businesses and meat producers in the US are calling on President Donald Trump to move quickly to strike bilateral trade deals with Asia-Pacific nations because the region is "critical" for US exporters who risk "falling behind" competitors.


Hannah Abdulla | 9 Feb 2017

Campbell Soup Co. has launched a line of organic dressings under its Bolthouse Farms brand in the US.


Dean Best | 31 Jan 2017

Campbell Soup Co. is embarking on a national push in the US for its Australian biscuit brand Tim Tam.


Dean Best | 20 Jan 2017

Campbell Soup Co. has launched an egg-free, mayo-style spread under its Bolthouse Farms brand in the US.


John Shepherd | 21 Dec 2016

Campbell Soup Co. has launched a soup line in the US – Well Yes – featuring "simple and nutritious ingredients that people know and understand".


Katy Askew | 6 Dec 2016

Campbell Soup Co. is launching a line of organic "vegetable-forward" soups in the US under the Souplicity brand.


Dean Best | 22 Nov 2016

Campbell Soup Co. president and CEO Denise Morrison said today (22 November) the US group had got off to "a solid start, relative to our expectations" after seeing flat sales but higher profits in the first quarter of its financial year.


John Shepherd | 18 Nov 2016

Fifteen companies have been named as members of the "inaugural class" of US Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions – a national campaign to recognise US businesses and organisations pledging concrete steps to reduce food loss and waste in their operations by 50% by 2030.


Katy Askew | 9 Nov 2016

Shares in US food majors including Mondelez International and General Mills rose yesterday (8 November) after Brazilian reports suggested investment firm 3G Capital is raising US$8-10bn to fund more acquisitions. 


John Shepherd | 14 Oct 2016

Campbel Soup Co. has launched a line of fresh soups in the US under its salsa-to-houmous brand Garden Fresh Gourmet.


John Shepherd | 14 Oct 2016

Campbel Soup Co. has launched a line of fresh soups in the US under its salsa-to-houmous brand Garden Fresh Gourmet.


Dean Best | 1 Sep 2016

Campbell Soup Co. president and CEO Denise Morrison today (1 September) admitted she was "not pleased" with the US group's fourth-quarter results, which included declines in underlying sales and earnings.


Katy Askew | 17 Aug 2016

Campbell Soup Co. has launched a line of sauces, Prego Farmers' Market, in the US.


Helen Arnold | 21 Jul 2016

Campbell Soup Co. has outlined its strategy to ensure sustainable growth, which will focus on developing healthy and organic foods, growing its digital and e-commerce presence and boosting the company’s expansion in new markets.

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Dean Best | 22 May 2015

The make-up of the ingredients in baby food in the US is under some scrutiny, with Campbell Soup Co. and Nestle attracting criticism from consumer watchdogs.


Dean Best | 22 May 2015

The make-up of the ingredients in baby food in the US is under some scrutiny, with Campbell Soup Co. and Nestle attracting criticism from consumer watchdogs.

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