Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) today raised its earnings estimate for the fiscal 2002 first quarter ended October 28, 2001. On September 6, 2001, the company said that it expected diluted earnings per share to be between $.33-$.36 for the quarter before continuing special charges associated with the previously announced reconfiguration of manufacturing operations in Australia. The company now expects diluted earnings per share for the first quarter to be between $.40-$.42, excluding these special charges.