Consumers turn to cheaper packaged foods — even at higher new prices — for inflation relief

Dec 8, 2022
Food companies say they're dealing with inflation themselves.
While Campbell’s sales grew last quarter, its costs were also up 18%.
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Why private equity firms are hungry for old-school food brands

Sep 7, 2018
They aren't buying the food companies for the long run or the delicious taste.

Processed food companies find that consumer tastes are changing

May 18, 2018
It’s tough to be in the processed food business these days. The abrupt departure of the Campbell’s CEO after a bad quarterly earnings report highlights how difficult it is for these companies to shift their identities, with consumers seeking foods they consider healthier. How are processed food companies responding? Click the audio player above to […]

Campbell Soup Company woos consumers with more plant-based products

Nov 21, 2017
Earnings are out this today for the Campbell Soup Company, and investors are likely to hear more about the company’s move toward plant-based foods. Not only has the company been buying up specialty companies like juice maker Bolthouse Farms, but last month Campbell’s joined a new trade group, the Plant Based Foods Association. What’s behind […]

Campbell’s Soup is betting on a fusion of food and technology

Nov 22, 2016
Habit wants to use your DNA to create a personalized meal.
Campbell's has invested $32 million in the San Francisco-based Habit.
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Fun Fact Friday: It's a soupy mess

Feb 27, 2015
We discuss the week that was and highlight a few fun facts from the week in news.

Campbell tries a new recipe for success

Feb 25, 2015
With lukewarm sales of soup, the company shifts focus to other products.

For public good, not for profit.

How food companies watch what you eat

Dec 2, 2013
Big data's where it's at in consumer analytics right now, but companies are also using anthropology and other social sciences to study us up close and personal.