Business: Soup Stock

The U. S. was never a nation of soup-makers like the French, and whatever little native soup tradition did exist, largely disappeared after the late Dr. John Thompson Dorrance put soup into a can. For years & years Campbell Soup Co. made virtually all the canned soup sold in the U. S. During Depression, inspired perhaps by repeated press references to the $150,000,000 Dorrance soup estate, other soup-makers belatedly caught on to the profit possibilities of soup.

Though Campbell still sells an over whelming proportion of soup, H. J. ("57 Varieties") Heinz...

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