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Campbell Reports Earnings Per Share At $.30; Consumer Purchases Of U.S. Soup Increased 12 Percent For Third Quarter

CAMDEN, NJ, May 16, 2001–Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) today reported diluted earnings per share of $.30 for the third quarter ended April 29, 2001, down 6 percent from the same period last year. Net sales in the quarter increased 3 percent to $1.4 billion, a 5 percent increase before the impact of currency. This…

Campbell Completes Purchase Of Market-Leading Soup And Sauce Business In Europe From Unilever

CAMDEN, N.J., May 4, 2001 – Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) has completed the previously announced purchase of several market-leading soup and sauce businesses in Europe from Unilever. The purchase price was 1 billion Euros or approximately 900 million U.S. dollars. Campbell announced this acquisition agreement with Unilever on January 29, 2001. The European Commission…

Campbell’s Australian Biscuit Unit Announces Manufacturing Reconfiguration

CAMDEN, N.J., MAY 2, 2001. Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) today announced that its Arnott’s biscuit unit in Australia is reconfiguring its manufacturing network to drive greater efficiency and effectiveness in support of its growth agenda. The reconfiguration includes increased investments of approximately $30 million in three facilities–Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide–and the closure in September…

Second-Grader Creates New Verse To Classic M’m! M’m! Good! Jingle

Campbell’s Labels For Education Rewards Student’s School with Music Equipment North Salem, Ind. (April 24, 2001) — Teri Lauren Crouch, 8, received some M’m! M’m! Good! news today when she was announced as the grand prize winner of the Campbell’s Labels For Education School Music Contest for creating a NEW verse for the famous advertising…

Campbell Creates Two New Business Units For North America To Sharpen Focus On Consumers And Competition

CAMDEN, N.J., APRIL 16, 2001 – Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) today announced the reorganization of its North American operations into two separate business units, North American Soup and North American Beverages and Sauces. The realignment places all of Campbell’s soup businesses in North America, including retail, foodservice and away from home ventures, in one…

Campbell Names M. Carl Johnson Of Kraft As Senior Vice President—Chief Strategy Officer

CAMDEN, N.J., APRIL 12, 2001 – Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) today announced the appointment of M. Carl Johnson III, as Senior Vice President–Chief Strategy Officer, reporting directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Douglas R. Conant. Johnson, 52, was formerly Executive Vice President of Kraft Foods, N.A., a unit of Philip Morris Companies, where…

New Research Shows Tomato-Based Foods May Lower Risk Of Lung Damage Caused By Environmental Pollutants

Scientific symposium also eyes link between lycopene and other tomato carotenoids and vision health NEW YORK, Apr. 11, 2001 – Tomato-based foods and tomatoes may reduce risk of damage to the lungs caused by ozone, according to new preliminary findings from research presented today at an international scientific symposium on “The Role of Tomatoes and…

Campbell Soup Company Announces Quarterly Dividend

CAMDEN, NJ, March 22, 2001 — Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend on its capital stock of 22.5 cents per share. The dividend is payable April 30, 2001 to shareowners of record at the close of business on April 6, 2001. Campbell Soup Company…

Search Is Over For Campbell’s Souper Recipe Challenge Winner

Winner $20,000 Winner First Consumer Featured on Famous Soup Label Click here to view the winning recipe CAMDEN, NJ (March 20, 2001) – Susan Runkle has cooked up the next Campbell’s classic and earned the title “souper chef” with her M’m! M’m! Good! recipe. Runkle, from Walton, Ky., wins the $20,000 Grand Prize in Campbell’s…

Campbell Appoints Two New Senior Executives

Larry Mcwilliams Of Coca-Cola To Lead Sales And Customer Service Patrick O’malley Of Nabisco To Head Global Supply Chain CAMDEN, N.J., FEBRUARY 27, 2001—Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) today announced the appointment of two senior executives to newly created positions reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Douglas R. Conant. The appointments are part of Conant’s…