January 31, 2015 |
Campbell Soup Co. has shuffled top executives and said it would "proceed on a reorganization of Campbell's corporate functions to deliver agile and effective support to the business divisions, and on a major project to reexamine and redesign the company's cost structure. " In its announcement Thursday, the Camden company, whose gross profit margin has steadily eroded in recent years, provided no specifics on targets for cutting costs. The reorganization, not the first in Campbell's recent history, reduced the company's divisions to three from four.
January 30, 2015 |
George M. Dorrance III, 63, of Villanova, a Royal Bank of Canada wealth manager, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, of leukemia at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He had been diagnosed with the disease last March. A scion of the Campbell Soup Co. family, Mr. Dorrance was the son of G. Morris Dorrance Jr., former CoreStates chairman, who was eulogized at his death in 2011 as "a banker with a heart. " His grandfather was a prominent surgeon. Mr. Dorrance worked from an office at 6 Tower Bridge in Conshohocken as a wealth manager for RBC Dain Rauscher Corp., which provides banking services to corporate and governmental clients and investment advice and services to individual investors, according to a company profile.
September 10, 2014 |
Richard L. Baker was among more than 30 men who for years have attended a weekly Bible study class at the First Presbyterian Church in Moorestown. "He never missed it. He had a longing to know Scripture," the Rev. Jonathan Miller, the First Presbyterian pastor, said in a phone interview. Getting there took some effort, Miller said: The class was held each Wednesday, at 6:30 a.m. On Friday, Sept. 5, Mr. Baker, 89, who retired in 1990 as deputy general counsel for Campbell Soup Co., died of heart failure at his home in Moorestown.
July 22, 2014 |
Campbell Soup Co. officials told analysts Monday that the Camden food company aspires to reach $10 billion in annual revenue within the next five years. That is an aggressive target for Campbell, which has about $8 billion in annual revenue now. Achieving it is likely to require acquisitions, given that Campbell has been failing recently to match its goal of increasing revenue by percent to 4 percent a year, without the help of acquisitions. The purchase of three faster-growing companies in the last two years - Bolthouse Farms carrots and juices, cookie-maker Kelsen Group, and Plum Organics children's foods - has helped build momentum, said Anthony DiSilvestro, the company's chief financial officer.
July 22, 2014 |
"In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. " Andy Warhol's 15 has been the longest in the history of time, and his fame for his iconic Campbell Soup cans and multiple portraits of Marilyn lives on. The artist who defined the Pop Art movement is the subject of Andy: A Popera , the love child/brainchild of the Bearded Ladies and Opera Philadelphia. Their collaboration will culminate in a full production in March 2015, but meanwhile, this work-in-progress is presented as a cabaret in the Wilma Theater's lobby.
May 21, 2014 |
Because of weaker-than-expected sales in the first nine months of its fiscal year, Campbell Soup Co. reduced its outlook for full-year revenue growth Monday. The Camden company, whose brands include Chunky soups and Pepperidge Farm breads, said it now expects revenue from continuing operations to increase 3 percent, down from the previous range of 4 percent to 5 percent. Campbell's revenues for the three months ended April 27 were $1.97 billion, up slightly from $1.96 billion in the comparable period a year ago. Net income was $184 million, up 1.7 percent from $181 million the year before.
February 16, 2014 |
Campbell Soup Co. has weather issues on both sides of the country. In the East, there's the cold and the snow, which normally spur consumers to eat up the soup they have in their cupboards and then buy more. But that doesn't always work out. "We definitely acknowledge a benefit of cold temperatures, but we think it was offset by unfavorable weather conditions. We had plant closures for a while, retail store closures, and some lost business in the food-service sector," Denise Morrison, Campbell's president and chief executive, said Friday during a teleconference on the Camden company's second-quarter results.
January 26, 2014 |
Anthony P. DiSilvestro will succeed B. Craig Owens as chief financial officer of Campbell Soup Co. in May, the Camden company said Friday. Owens, 59, who has been Campbell's CFO and chief administrative officer since 2008, plans to retire May 1. DiSilvestro, 55, has been a financial executive at Campbell since 1996, most recently as senior vice president of finance. He is also the top financial officer for Campbell North America, the company's largest division. In addition to soup, Campbell manufactures and sells Pepperidge Farm breads, cookies and crackers; V8 and Bolthouse Farm juices, and Plum Organics baby foods.
November 21, 2013 |
Camden-based Campbell Soup Co., said Tuesday that it eliminated 250 salaried positions as it tries to streamline operations and reverse a decline in sales. A company spokeswoman would not say how many of the jobs came from its headquarters. The company took a restructuring charge of $20 million to account for those positions. Through this and other measures, the company said, it expected annualized savings of $40 million. In reporting quarterly financial results, Campbell said its quarterly profit fell 30 percent as U.S. sales of soups and V8 beverage declined.
September 10, 2013 |
Who's laughing now, Hartford? Camden is. A fair portion of comedian Dave Chappelle's triumphant show at the Susquehanna Bank Center on Friday night was devoted to his infamous appearance last week in Hartford, where in the face of sustained, rowdy yelling from the audience, he walked off stage. But as he pointed out Friday in a bit about losing an argument with his wife, he's got "a creative outlet" as a performer. In other words, a guy who goes to work every night with a microphone will always get the last word.