The Campbell Soup Company has announced that Irene Chang Britt is taking over as President of Pepperidge Farm. After more than 30 years with the company, Pat Callaghan is stepping down. Ms. Britt will report to Campbell’s President and CEO Denise Morrison.
Ms. Britt stated, “I am thrilled to step into my new role as the leader of such a beloved brand.” Ms. Britt, continues, “Pepperidge Farm’s success has been built on smart and successful innovation and by thinking in real consumer terms. Thanks to Pat’s leadership, Pepperidge Farm has become a leader in snacking, and I’m eager to hit the ground running and to help the team take the business to the next level.”
Along with her new role with Pepperidge, Ms. Britt will oversee Campbell’s Global Baking & Snacking businesses, according to a press release. Campbell is the No. 3 global player in the baked snacks category.
In her experience, she became Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer in October 2010 with responsibility for Campbell’s Global Strategy, Global Marketing Services and Global Consumer and Customer Insights. Prior to that, Ms. Britt served as President-North America Foodservice, leading the foodservice business and the retail perimeter business across the United States and Canada. She also served as Vice President and General Manager-Sauces and Beverages with responsibility for the U.S. Beverage portfolio and the “Prego” and “Pace” sauces businesses.