Campbell Soup

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Campbell Soup Company, based in New Jersey, U.S., is the world's largest soup maker with a 70% share of the U.S. market. It also makes V8 juice, Pepperridge Farm cookies, Franco-American canned pasta, and Godiva chocolate. In Australia, it makes snack food and the popular "down-under" Arnott's biscuit brand. The company was started 1869 by Joseph Campbell and Abraham Anderson in Camden, New Jersey. In 1897, John T. Dorrance invented condensed soup by eliminating water to lower packaging and shipping costs. The descendants of John Dorrance now own about 43% of the company. [1] [2]

Political contributions

Campbell Soup gave $10,272 to federal candidates in the 2006 election through its political action committee - 24% to Democrats and 76% to Republicans. [3]

Lobbying

The company spent $12,000 for lobbying in 2006. Only in-house lobbyists were used. [4]

Personnel

Key executives and 2006 pay: [5]

Selected members of the Board of Directors: [6]

Other personnel: [7]

Contact details

1 Campbell Place
Camden, NJ 08103
Phone: 856-342-4800
Fax: 856-342-3878
Web: http://www.campbellsoup.com

Articles and resources

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References

  1. Campbell Soup Profile, Hoovers, accessed October 2007.
  2. History, Campbell Soup, accessed October 2007.
  3. 2006 PAC Summary Data, Open Secrets, accessed October 2007.
  4. Campbell Soup lobbying expenses, Open Secrets, accessed October 2007.
  5. Campbell Soup Key Executives, Yahoo Finance, accessed October 2007.
  6. Board of Directors, Campbell Soup, accessed October 2007.
  7. "Campbell's New VP of CSR: David Stangis," Environmental Leader, September 3, 2008.

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