1. Campbell Soup Is Bracing for a Showdown With Activist Investor Third Point

    Campbell Soup Is Bracing for a Showdown With Activist Investor Third Point

    Mark Nov. 29 on your calendar. That’s the day Campbell Soup (ticker: CPB), in a full proxy filed Thursday, set for the showdown between the company and activist investor Third Point, which is seeking to replace the entire Campbell Soup board. To say Third Point was unimpressed with Campbell’s recent strategic review would be an understatement...

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    1. Packaged Food companies have had to deal with weak volume, input cost disinflation and low pricing power for a while.
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