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Campbell Soup Co. closing two U.S. plants

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posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 05:58 PM
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Chicken Noodle, ditching school for a day after an attempt to win an oscar for nothing more than a sore throat.




posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 05:58 PM
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double post
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posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 06:58 PM
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I understand your points on the matter. I'm not trying to put it all on fastfood, just our shopping and eating habits anymore in general.

Just like rtyfx said, when I was a child McD's was a big treat. Kool-aid was the norm and pop was a treat. Now young children go around drinking pop like water and people just want to 'pig-out' anymore 'constantly' on everything that's not healthy. I've seen a big change in societies eating habits over the last few decades...and not for the better.

Just wanted to add: Agreed, I don't think they would all choice a can of soup over something else. I'm just saying that I believe a portion of the decline isn't because they're not pulling it off the grocery shelf because it doesn't taste good, but rather they feel it just won't 'cut it' as a meal. Sad really.
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posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 10:30 PM
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Some of those soups are great in recipes, like tomatoe soup to make stufed cabbage or stuffed peppers with hamburg and rice, or cream of mushroom with tri-color pasta, pieces of chicken, added mushrooms...yum!



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 10:42 PM
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"Do what you do, do well."

Walk into the local super market and there is 12-16 feet of aisle devoted to Campbell's Soups with all kinds of variety and price points... really bewildering. Campbell's product line "cannibalizes" on itself.

Plus, the price points are not cheap any more. We have been making our own soups at home and only buy canned soups when on sale or for convenience... rarely.

What is soup... vegetables, noodles, meat, and WATER. I'm gonna pay a dollar for a product that is 50 percent water? No... and so why pay 1.99 or 2.99 for a product that is 50 percent water?
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posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 10:59 PM
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The current available alternatives are either less effective, more expensive or both. But recent research has concluded that significant levels of BPA are found in canned soups and meals marketed to children, particularly in foods like Campbell's soups, which are frequently eaten by children. And with all of the health and safety concerns regarding BPA, its no wonder that Campbell's would want to be the first to offer an alternative. Campbell’s announcement is big news, although the company has not announced when the phase-out will begin or what the company plan to use instead of BPA.


Too little too late? I think even the "alternatives" to BPA are still with similar effects -- only not proven yet. Probably most canned food has similar linings to BPA.



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 11:42 PM
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Originally posted by Zarniwoop
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That's all good and fine, but...


A release issued by Campbell's on Thursday stated the following reasons for the closure:

"A number of factors have resulted in excess capacity in Campbell's U.S. thermal manufacturing network, including significant productivity improvements, volume declines of U.S. canned soup and an increased focus on new packaging formats which are often produced under co-manufacturing agreements. As a result, the company is taking the following actions:


Source

If there were any statistical data to throw fast food under the bus for the Cambell's plant closures, the President would certainly have done so.

I get where you are coming from based on your personal experiences, but I don't see anything to back up the claim beyond that.


Typical corporate excuse for piss poor upper management decisions.
1. Excess capacity= We produced way more than we could sell, the poor folks on the assembly line lose their jobs for making too much, the idiot who told them to do it keeps his or hers.
2. Productivity improvements= Wow. If you produce too much of something nobody wants, is that REALLY a productivity improvement? Using that logic the Deep Water Horizon was the biggest "productivity improvement" in the history of oils spills.
Incredible.



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 11:51 PM
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It appears people would rather run out on their lunch for the greasy burger and fries anymore, than take a can of soup to the office.


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Over the past decade, overall canned soup consumption is down 13 percent, according to the research firm Euromonitor International, as fresh soups have become more widely available at supermarkets and restaurants



So instead of closing..Campbell's should re-market their brand for the people that want fresh. I can't believe the thinkers with-in that company wouldn't roll w/ the times so-2-speak. It was always a problem with companies hiring Darrin Stevens. They needed a. Man and a witch for a wife to get them thinking " new " lol

Anyways... As I said..I can't believe that they wouldn't have a sales team of thinkers...thinking...unless...they're moving plants over-sea's and just don't want to tell us. They could also use an entirely different name.

Always the conspiracy ..... With me. lol



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 11:51 PM
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I saw garlic in the store that said a product of China. WTF is that about, can't we grow garlic anymore. I went to another store and the garlic said product of USA and it was about twenty percent cheaper.
It doesn't make sense to me at all. I'm seeing more and more canned foods coming from China, maybe Campbell is going to outsource.



posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 02:09 PM
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I grew up in Sacramento and after many years absent find myself in the near-by area. I can safely say that regardless of what you think about Campbell soups or their marketing strategies, losing 700 Jobs in this area is going to hurt and hurt bad.

Sacramento is shuttering businesses faster than it is opening them lately. Between the State lay-offs, crappy housing market and drought is a large area with not a whole lot of people making it. I am lucky to be making money at all up here right now. Somehow despite the economy we are above water.

See you all in Costa Rica soon enough anyway. I am looking to leave.



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