Shark soup: Why an activist investor is after Campbell’s

Nov 30, 2018

Campbell's Soup has been a big part of Camden's history
Credit Philadelphia Magazine

Campbell Soup Company, headquartered in Camden, New Jersey, has seen better days. Canned soup has fallen out of fashion and the nearly 150-year-old company’s sales are down. And now it’s enduring an attack from one of its own shareholders, a shrewd investor bent on raising profits by any means necessary. On this episode of The Why, WHYY and WBGO statehouse reporter Joe Hernandez discusses what this means for the future of the iconic company — and for the city of Camden.

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