Celebrate with @CampbellCanada #Campbells85th

CAMPBELL’S CELEBRATED 85 YEARS OF PROVIDING CANADIANS WITH REAL AND DELICIOUS FOOD …  and I was there!

 TORONTO, ON, November 17, 2015 – Campbell Canada celebrated 85 years of proudly being a key part of Canadian meal times. Still located at its original address in Toronto, the company has grown from producing Campbell’s iconic vegetable condensed soup to producing over 225 different products and exporting to countries all over the world including the US, Australia, Hong Kong and the Philippines.

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 In addition to the iconic Campbell’s Red and White soups and broths, the company owns the following brands – Goldfish®, Pepperidge Farm® crackers and cookies, Plum® Organics, and others.

 “We’re proud to have been making great tasting, quality soups on Birmingham Street in west-end Toronto since 1930,” said Campbell Canada president Ana Dominguez. “A huge part of our success is the long standing relationships we have built with the people who grow our ingredients, and that includes generations of farmers in the farming communities surrounding Toronto.”

 From a local standpoint, Campbell Canada sources 70 per cent of the vegetable ingredients used it its soups (by weight) from local farms from within 300 km of its Toronto plant. Each year, Ontario farmers provide Campbell Canada with almost seven million kilograms of potatoes, three million kg of fresh carrots and almost two million kg of fresh mushrooms all from within a 100 km drive.

“Campbell’s – the iconic soup company – is a great example of what makes Ontario’s food processing sector so dynamic,” said Arthur Potts, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “They have a strong tradition of creating innovative products while maintaining long-lasting relationships with the farming community by sourcing fresh, locally grown product. I’m happy to congratulate Campbell Canada on 85 years of producing quality foods for Ontarian families to enjoy.”   Campbell Canada is also focused on delivering on its global promise of delivering Real Food that Matters for Life’s Moments – which Dominguez says “represents the single most important cultural change we’ve implemented globally and at Campbell Canada specifically. We have committed to delivering products with no artificial colours and flavours, eliminating the use of high fructose corn syrup and making sure we provide a host of choices for consumers with different dietary needs.”

 In reference to Campbell Canada’s new website WhatsInMyFood.ca, Dominguez shares, “Through this platform, we will engage in a meaningful dialogue with our consumers, and provide answers to their most pressing questions. This is a serious commitment. We will be open and honest about what goes in our food, how we make our food and the choices behind the ingredients we use.”

In response to changing consumer tastes and demand for innovative new flavours, Campbell’s soups are constantly being revitalized and updated:

· The Healthy Request® line has been reinvented in response to today’s health conscious consumer who wants to know what’s in their food as well as what’s not in their food. Healthy Request boldly promises to never contain preservatives, ever.   · Recently launched Campbell’s® Soup Kits were developed for the adventurous soup lover – the individual who wants home-made soup but doesn’t want to spend hours making it. Campbell’s Soup Kits give them a head start – all they need to do is add a few simple ingredients, and in about an hour, they have a tasty home-made soup with no artificial flavours or colours.  Through a two-way dialogue on their website, Campbell Canada is looking to expand its community by asking all Canadians to tell them what they think about the food Campbell makes and how they can make it better.

 “Campbell Canada is also deeply embedded in the community as well including providing product and meals to local community groups such as Daily Bread Food Bank, the LAMP community centre and the Second Street Middle School,” added Dominguez.

Campbell Canada is proud to have been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the past two years running, fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. Many of its 700 member workforce are long-serving employees – many as long as 35 years – and some with multi-generational histories in their families.

About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell (NYSE:CPB) is driven and inspired by our Purpose, “Real food that matters for life’s moments.” The Company makes a range of products from high-quality soups and simple meals to snacks and healthy beverages. For generations, people have trusted Campbell to provide authentic, flavorful and readily available foods and beverages that connect them to each other, to warm memories, and to what’s important today. Led by its iconic Campbell’s brand, the company’s portfolio includes Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Bolthouse Farms, V8, Swanson, Prego, Pace, Plum Organics, Arnott’s, Tim Tam, Royal Dansk and Kjeldsens. Founded in 1869, Campbell has a heritage of giving back and acting as a good steward of the planet’s natural resources. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. A subsidiary of Campbell Soup Company, Campbell Company of Canada makes the Campbell’s soups and broths found on Canadian grocery store shelves at its facility in Toronto, ON. For more information, visit http://www.campbellsoup.ca.

THE SUMMER OF SUPER GRAINS #CampbellsSummerGrains with @CampbellCanada

THE SUMMER OF SUPER GRAINS

Rising food star Kelsey Brown debuts seven irresistible summer recipes featuring Campbell’s broths

TORONTO, ON, June 23, 2014 – To help Canadians ‘grain momentum’ with their summer entertaining, Campbell Canada has joined culinary forces with top North American food blogger Kelsey Brown of Happyolks.com to declare this the ‘summer of super grains.’ Together, Campbell Canada and Kelsey are releasing seven delicious recipes that focus on seasonal produce, an eclectic mix of healthy super grains, and her essential flavour-boosting pantry item – Campbell’s® Ready to Use Broths.

“Chefs often like to use ingredients such as cream and butter to elevate their dishes,” says Kelsey.  “However, in the warm summer months, when we’re looking for lighter fare, I like to use Campbell’s broth because it adds a boost of flavour yet keeps dishes, like grains, light tasting and refreshing.”

Kelsey’s summer grain creations reflect her whimsical style of mixing new, exciting flavours into classic pairings. Each recipe starts with Campbell’sVegetable or 30% Less Sodium chicken or beef broths as the foundation to infuse flavour into super grains like pearl barley and farro. She then adds some creative flare with fresh summer produce and ingredients like parmesan, apricot, jalapeño and mint to give each recipe its own exciting flavour profile.

“More and more Canadians are cooking with grains in the summer and turning to broth to help enhance flavour,” says Moya Brown, Senior Marketing Director, Campbell Canada. “Campbell’s broths are prepared right here in Canada using quality ingredients, and with all natural flavours and no artificial colours, it’s easy to see why Campbell’s is the number one selling broth in Canada.”

You can find the all of Kelsey’s recipes at www.cookwithcampbells.ca. Recipes include:

  • Shaved Fennel, Orange, Candied Pecans and Toasted Millet
  • Zucchini Ribbons, Millet, and Pine Nuts with Herb Dressing
  • Roasted Spring Carrots over herbed Kamut with Horseradish Yogurt Sauce
  • Fresh Apricot, Jalapeño, Mint Quinoa Salad
  • Roasted Vegetable, Gorgonzola, Pearl Barley Salad
  • Farro Caprese Salad
  • Thai Quinoa Salad

“My goal with these recipes was to show Canadians how easy it is to switch things up for summer: just grab your favourite broth, simmer with a healthy grain, and top it off with what’s in your garden or favourite local fresh ingredients,” says Kelsey. “How easy, and delicious, is that!?”

Campbell Canada is calling home chefs from across the country to join them in celebrating ‘the summer of super grains’ by recreating one of Kelsey’s recipes and uploading a photo to facebook.com/CampbellCanada for a chance to win a $1,000 culinary shopping spree, limited edition Campbell’sswag and a year’s supply of Campbell’s broth.

About Kelsey Brown

Kelsey lives in Denver, Colorado and began her popular recipe blog, www.happyolks.com, in 2011 after an inspiring culinary adventure in Africa and Asia. Passionate about original, healthy recipes and featuring fresh ingredients, Brown has attracted a sizeable following of fans from around the world on her blogFacebookInstagram, and Twitter accounts.

About Campbell Company of Canada

Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup and sauces, baked snacks and healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of market-leading brands, including Campbell’s®, Pepperidge Farm®, Arnott’s® andV8®. With a soup plant located in Toronto, ON, Campbell Company of Canada is a subsidiary of Campbell Soup Company. Through its corporate social responsibility program, the company strives to make a positive impact in the workplace, in the marketplace and in the communities in which it operates. Campbell is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visitwww.campbellsoup.ca.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest starts June 23, 2014 at 8:59:59 AM ET and ends July 14, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM ET. Open only to legal residents of Canada 18+, excluding residents of Quebec. Official contest rules available at http://bit.ly/1pDM9wx. Void where prohibited.

Campbell’s Summer Grains Showcase “summer of sides” @CampbellCanada #CampbellsSummerGrains

Campbell Canada has invited me to go to the famous St. Lawrence Market to help kick-off the “summer of sides this upcoming Monday, June 23rd!

Campbell Canada and North American Blogger Kelsey Brown of Happyolks.com have joined forces to remind Canadians that the true star of any summer menu is the summer side dish. With summer grilling, people often focus on the main dish (the chicken, the beef or the pork), and the side dishes live in the culinary shadows.  Kelsey’s recipes change all that with the use of flavour boosting Campbell’s broths and an interesting mix of Canadian grown super grains, fresh produce and some exciting unexpected flavours. We’ll be sampling each of the seven recipes and I’ll report it all back to you! (YUM)

Seven exquisite recipes that are sure to be the hit of any summer gathering:

  • Shaved Fennel, Orange, Candied Pecans and Toasted Millet
  • Zucchini Ribbons, Millet, and Pine Nuts with Herb Dressing
  • Roasted Spring Carrots over herbed Kamut with Horseradish Yogurt Sauce
  • Fresh Apricot, Jalapeño, Mint Quinoa Salad
  • Roasted Vegetable, Gorgonzola, Pearl Barley Salad
  • Farro Caprese Salad
  • Thai Quinoa Salad

I can’t wait to share all of the cooking tips!  Follow along using hash tag #CampbellsSummerGrains across all of the social media channels (ex. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc).  Stay tuned for more!