CAMDEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 10, 2019–
Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) appointed Chris Foley as
President – Campbell Meals & Beverages and Senior Vice President,
Campbell Soup Company. Foley will lead the $4.3 billion division that
includes the company’s U.S. soup, simple meals and shelf-stable
beverages portfolio, as well as Pacific Foods, North America Food
Service, Plum and its Canadian and Latin America businesses. Foley will
report to Mark Clouse, Campbell’s President and CEO, and become a
Corporate Officer and a member of the Campbell Leadership Team,
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Chris Foley has been appointed Campbell’s President – Meals & Beverages (Photo: Business Wire)
Foley, 47, has spent 20 years at Campbell in a variety of roles across
the company, including general management roles at Pepperidge Farm and
in Australia and New Zealand, as well as marketing leadership roles in
the U.S. and internationally. Most recently, he served as Chief
Marketing Officer, Campbell Snacks. Foley played an integral role in the
formation of the Campbell Snacks division, which consists of the
combined portfolios of Pepperidge Farm and Snyder’s-Lance. Foley had
previously served as Chief Marketing Officer of Pepperidge Farm, where
he drove innovation and developed the strong marketing campaigns for its
brands, including Goldfish, Milano and Farmhouse, that
helped lead to 18 consecutive quarters of organic sales growth for that
“Chris is a terrific leader who brings the right mix of general
management, marketing expertise and knowledge of Campbell to the
critical role of leading our Meals & Beverages division,” said Clouse.
“Based on his success at Pepperidge Farm and his key role in the
integration of Campbell Snacks, I am confident Chris is the right person
to increase innovation, step up our marketing and build consumer
relevance for our Meals & Beverages brands.”
Foley has significant general manager experience around the world. He
served as GM of Campbell’s Australia and New Zealand businesses from
2011-2013 and as GM of Fresh and Frozen Bakery at Pepperidge Farm the
following year before becoming Chief Marketing Officer of Pepperidge
Farm in 2015. Foley also served as Marketing Director – China for nearly
two years after spending a decade working across several brands in the
Meals & Beverages division, including Campbell’s, Prego,
Pace and V8.
“I look forward to joining a talented team focused on delivering
improved results and creating opportunities to increase the role our
brands play in consumers’ lives,” said Foley.
Foley received his B.A. in English from the College of the Holy Cross
and his MBA from The College of William & Mary. He is also a member of
the Board of Directors for The Ad Council.
Roberto Leopardi, former President – Meals & Beverages, will be leaving
About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell (NYSE:CPB) is driven and inspired by our Purpose, “Real food
that matters for life’s moments.” For generations, people have trusted
Campbell to provide authentic, flavorful and affordable snacks, soups
and simple meals, and beverages. Founded in 1869, Campbell has a
heritage of giving back and acting as a good steward of the planet’s
natural resources. The company is a member of the Standard and Poor’s
500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information,
or follow company news on Twitter via @CampbellSoupCo.
To learn more about how we make our food and the choices behind the
ingredients we use, visit www.whatsinmyfood.com.
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Source: Campbell Soup Company
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