NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- (Public Trading Symbol: "SOUP") Soupman, Inc. (www.originalsoupman.com), makers of the best tasting slow-cooked small-batch soups in the world, announced today that it has expanded the number of retailers by over 400 stores as it shipped six varieties of its' soups to all ShopRite, Gristedes and Key Food stores in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. These new accounts bring the total number of stores selling Soupman soups to approximately 6,300 stores nationwide. All Soupman soups are available in signature checkerboard Tetra Pak cartons which are shelf stable and designed to keep the product tasting great without preservatives or BPAs.
"We are very pleased to expand our distribution in the Northeast where we were born and bred. We are an authentic New York City brand and now having broad distribution in supermarkets in our own market allows our core customers to enjoy our soups without having to wait in line at our store on 55th Street and 8th Avenue in NYC. Customers have lined up for years at our store for our seafood soups like Lobster Bisque, Crab Corn Chowder, Jambalaya and now Shrimp Bisque. We are comfortable that we will meet or exceed our internal sales projections for the balance of the year." Jamieson Karson, Chief Executive Officer.
Soupman soups are available next to Campbell's and Progresso in the soup aisle of other fine retailers including Wegman's, Kroger, Safeway, Publix, HEB, Winn Dixie, Shaw's, Fairway and many more.
About Soupman, Inc.
In 1984, The Original SoupMan® opened its doors at 55th Street & 8th Avenue in Manhattan and quickly became a worldwide destination. Rated #1 by Zagat and praised by the New York Times as "Art, not Soup," it set the standard for innovation and excellence long before the famous "Seinfeld" episode made it a cultural icon. We sell soup across America in Tetra Pak cartons in grocery stores next to Campbell's and Progresso as well as in our franchise restaurants, soupmobiles and foodservices. Shaquille O'Neal is an advisor and equity partner, as are Mr. October, Reggie Jackson and the award-winning actor, Jason Alexander. Reggie Jackson, Shoe Mogul Steve Madden and Tim Gannon, Co-Founder of Outback Steakhouse are on the Soupman Board of Advisors. Jamieson Karson, former CEO of Steve Madden Shoes, is our Chairman and CEO. Soupman Inc., is a fully reporting public company trading under the symbol SOUP. For additional information on our company please visit: www.originalsoupman.com Follow us on Twitter @OriginalSoupMan and "Like" us on Facebook at OriginalSoupman and Follow us on Instagram OriginalSoupman
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