SOURCE: Wall Street Equity Research

Wall Street Equity Research

November 15, 2010 08:22 ET

Professional Research on Campbell Soup Co. and The Hain Celestial Group Inc. - Pricing War Has Been Suffocating Earnings for the Q3 2010

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - November 15, 2010) - allows shareholders to gain full understanding of the economic and market forces influencing the processed & packaged goods industry, and offers free research on industry players Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB) and The Hain Celestial Group Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN). Register today at to receive free research reports on these companies.

Pricing power has been a major concern for the Processed and Packaged Goods sector lately. Decreased consumer spending has combined with rising agricultural commodity prices to severely hurt company's margins as they fail to pass the rising costs onto their consumers. is a specialized website where investors can have complete access to free reports on processed & packaged goods industry; traders looking for analyst opinions on Campbell Soup Co., The Hain Celestial Group Inc. and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for a free one year membership at

Another issue impacting the ability of companies within their sector to raise prices has been the extremely competitive pricing environment. National brands have been under siege by in-store brands lately.

During the recession restrained budgets caused consumers to shift their purchasing habits toward less expensive store brands. To compete, many national brands lowered their prices. Now that the economy is beginning to recover, companies are worried that new price reference points will inhibit their ability to raise prices back to normal levels. Also, consumers are no longer recognizing the discrepancy in quality between store and national brands. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting processed & packaged goods stocks.

On top of all this, many retails prefer the in-store brands because they result in higher net profits. The sector's ability to navigate the price hikes without losing market share will be vital to their profitability moving forward. 

For the month of November for the industry, The Hain Celestial Group Inc. posted its financial results during the first week period with net income of $9.1 million on revenue of $258 million. Still pending on this month's earnings schedule are results from Campbell Soup Co. which are set to be released on November 23rd. Shareholders and investors can sign up today at or to download the full reports on Campbell Soup Co. and The Hain Celestial Group Inc.

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