The company was originally called the Joseph A Campbell Preserve Company and made canned tomatoes and vegetables, jellies, soups, condiments and minced meats.
In 1897, a major landmark occurred when Arthur Dorrance, the general manager of the company, reluctantly hired his 24-year-old nephew to join the company. Dr. John T. Dorrance, a chemist who had trained in Europe, was so determined to join Campbell that he agreed to pay for laboratory equipment out of his own pocket and accept a token salary of just $7.50 per week. In 1897, Dr John T Torrance invented condensed soup. This invention revolutionised soup....
The Campbell Soup Company is famous for its high quality products. In 1876, the company was awarded a medal for quality at the Centennial Exhibition. In 1900, Campbell's soups won the Gold Medallion for excellence at the Paris Exposition. This medal has been featured on cans ever since.
Today, our extraordinary history continues. Our brands are enjoyed across the globe from South America to Australia, China, Europe and beyond. With our talented people, product innovation, and state-of-the-art technology, we are achieving great things and nourishing people's lives everywhere, every day.