Campbell Soup Company is planning to consolidate its Snacks and Meals & Beverages divisions, further enhancing its already impressive headquarters in Camden, New Jersey, to ‘drive greater creativity, collaboration and career development’.
US pork rind snack producer Evans Food Group has been acquired by Highlander Partners through its newly-formed food platform Benestar Brands, which is to be headed by Carl E. Lee, former CEO of Snyder’s-Lance.
Italian news daily Il Sole 24 Ore broke the news that the Nutella maker is in talks with Campbell Soup Company to buy Campbell’s international business, which includes Arnott’s biscuits and Danish butter cookie maker Kelsen.
Only a handful of women lead with world’s largest companies. Fortune 500 lists 20 in the position of CEO – actually, now 18 following the departure of PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi and Campbell Soup’s Denise Morrison – down from 32 in 2017.
Kraft Heinz has allegedly expressed an interest in acquiring Campbell Soup, but analysts believe the Goldfish crackers maker will retain some of its fast-growing businesses, including its recently acquired Snyder’s-Lance.
Campbell Soup could take share from Kellogg in the US convenience channel after acquiring Snyder’s-Lance, as the cereal giant is abandoning the direct store delivery (DSD) model for its entire snacks division, said Euromonitor analyst Jared Koerten.
The National Confectionery Association (NCA) has announced the Most Innovative Award winners from nine major candy and snack categories, including chocolate, seasonal, gum and mints, at the Sweets & Snacks Expo this year in Chicago.
The company’s investment in brands like Emerald and Pop Secret are “beginning to bear fruit,” while core brands like Snyders of Hanover and Lance have seen a 2.1% growth, said its president and CEO Carl E. Lee.