John Leipold, left, of Goetze presents the check to scout leaders Debbie and James Sanders and winning scout James Sanders, Jr.
Goetze’s Candy Co., Inc. officially declared the grand prize winner of the 2011 Give & Goetze Initiative: Boy Scout Pack 59 from Lewisberry, Pa. The surprise announcement took place during the winning troop’s meeting. John Leipold, the director of sales and marketing at Goetze’s Candy Co., Inc., presented the $5,000 check to the winning scout, James Sanders. Jr., and his parents, Debbie and scout master James Sanders. The money will go towards the entire troop to assist in their efforts to do things such as earn badges, purchase needed equipment, and take educational trips.
The Give & Goetze initiative started with the September issue of Boys’ Life and ran through the end of 2011. Scouts were asked to work together and do an activity that helped the community and photograph it. Troop winners were awarded with candy grams, courtesy of Goetze’s Candy Co. to personally deliver to a charity of their choice. All winning entries were then placed into the grand prize drawing for $5,000. Leipold stated “We wanted to give the scouts the ability to spend some time really getting to know the people in their community while giving them a special treat.” He added, “another opportunity for troops to not only do a good turn daily, but do a sweet turn daily.”
Goetze's Candy Co., Inc. is a fifth generation, family-owned business that specializes in the combination of caramel and cream sweet treats. Throughout the generations, the Goetze family has continued to maintain the same standards of excellence that were established when the company was founded in 1895. The company’s current product line consists of two classic national brands, Caramel Creams® and Cow Tales®.
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Britt became senior vice president and chief strategy officer in October 2010 with responsibility for Campbell’s global strategy, global marketing services, including advertising and design, and global consumer and customer insights. Prior to that, Britt served as president of North America foodservice, leading the foodservice business and the retail perimeter business across the U.S. and Canada. She also served as vice president and general manager of sauces and beverages with responsibility for the U.S. beverage portfolio and the “Prego” and “Pace” sauces businesses. Under Britt’s leadership, the sauces and beverages business delivered three consecutive years of top- and bottom-line growth, including consistent gains of net sales, market share and profit on the company's U.S. Beverage business.
Before joining Campbell in 2005, Britt spent eight years with Kraft Foods, including positions as senior vice president and general manager of the salted snacks division and Post Cereal division. Before that, she spent 12 years at Kimberly-Clark, where she held marketing positions and key assignments in sales and research and development.
Britt is a member of the board of directors of Sunoco, Inc. She also serves on the catalyst board of advisors and on the Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) U.S. executive advisory board. She earned her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Toronto and her M.B.A. degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.