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Charles R. Shoemate

CPC International (BestFoods)

1990 - 1998

Food & Tobacco

1990 b. 1939
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateWestern Illinois University
GraduateMBA, University of Chicago
Personal
Born-Died1939
BirthplaceIllinois (IL)
RaceWhite
Era - 1990

Shoemate presided over a dramatic growth period for CPC International (maker of Hellman’s mayonnaise, Thomas English muffins, and Knorr soups), building it into one of the world’s largest food producers. Through skillful acquisitions, CPC built a formidable international presence, the largest of any U.S.-based operation. Shoemate presided over the successful spin-off of BestFoods and orchestrated its eventual, highly profitable acquisition by Unilever.