Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB) has been altering its course over the last couple of years. In 2011, the company exited Russian operations just four years after expanding into the market. In 2012, the company bought Bolthouse Farms from private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners in a $1.5 billion deal, Campbell's biggest purchase to date. But it was in 2013 that the Camden, N.J. food distributor made several acquisitions that propelled it beyond the soup business and into other growing segments of the food industry .
The company-known for brands such as Campbell's Soups and Pepperidge Farm cookies in the U.S. and Arnott's biscuits in Australia-has also been trying to gain a better foothold overseas.