CAMDEN, N.J. — Campbell's confirmed that a new leader will take over the company's Pepperidge Farm business.
Irene Chang Britt, who has worked at Campbell's since 2005, will replace Pat Callaghan as president of Pepperidge Farm. Britt is the first woman to lead Pepperidge Farm since company founder Margaret Rudkin presided over the business from 1937 to 1966. Pepperidge Farm was acquired by Campbell's in 1961.
Britt will be based at Pepperidge Farm's headquarters in Norwalk, Conn., and will report to Campbell's president and CEO Denise Morrison.
"I am thrilled to step into my new role as the leader of such a beloved brand," Britt said. "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."