The Camden County branch of the NAACP has announced a boycott of Campbell Soup Co. products to protest the company's decision to close its Camden processing plant next month, costing nearly 900 jobs.
The Rev. William L. King, the group's president, said he would urge members and their supporters to not buy soup or other products sold by the company.
"This is in response to the imminent closing of the Camden plant and the apparent reneging of the company's plan to build world headquarters in Camden," King said in an interview Friday. "Their profits are up by 11 percent from last year, and yet in this depressed city, they can't put some of that money to work."