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A long & delicious past. A healthy & mouth-watering future.
The story of Campbell Soup began more than 140 years ago when Joseph Campbell, a fruit merchant, and Abraham Anderson, an icebox maker, formed the Joseph Campbell Preserve Company in Camden, New Jersey producing and selling canned fruits and vegetable preserves.
It wasn’t until 1897 that the concept of condensed soup was born with much thanks to John T. Dorrance. Condensed soup revolutionized how North Americans could easily and quickly feed their families with affordable, delicious and nourishing soup.
The new condensed soup was easier to transport and by reducing the quantity of water, the volume of an individual can was greatly reduced which made it economical.
Soon the Company expanded to 21 kinds of condensed soups, all of which sold for 10 cents a can.
Campbell Soup Company comes to Canada
On November 28, 1930, the wholesome, convenient goodness of the famous “red and white label” finally came to Canada. Nine months later in New Toronto, just north of Lake Ontario, Campbell’s Toronto Plant opened its doors and quite literally fired-up the kettles!
Some can still remember the early days, when the start of tomato soup production season marked the town with “help needed” notices written on the sidewalks of Lakeshore Boulevard in chalk. Campbell came to rely on our community a great deal, and many generations of families since have continued to contribute to Campbell’s success.
80 years later, we’re still here in the original building, stronger and as committed as ever to providing Extraordinary, Authentic Nourishment For All®.