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Campbell Soup To Close Michigan Plant

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MARSHALL (WWJ/AP) –  Michigan plant is among the casualties of some big cuts announced by the Campbell Soup Company.  Company officials say they will eliminate 770 jobs around the world, including 30 at Campbell’s headquarters in New Jersey.

The company will also shut down its soup selling operation in Russia and close its manufacturing plant in Marshall, Michigan.

The major announcements come just a month before Denise Morrison took over from Douglas Conant as president and CEO of the world’s largest soup maker.

The job cuts will include layoffs, most of which will come in July.

About 130 of the 1,200 positions at its headquarters in Camden will be eliminated.  Campbell has about 18,400 workers around the world.

The company launched initiatives in 2007 to sell soup in Russia and China. The company says the China venture will continue.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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