NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Original SoupMan® - the inspiration for the famous Seinfeld "No Soup for You!" episode and #1 Zagat-rated, best-tasting soup in the world— continues to stir up supermarket soup aisles with new distribution in more than 200 additional supermarkets in the Midwest at Schnucks Markets in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin, as well as in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania at D'Agostino's, Foodtown, Thriftway and Shop 'n Bag stores. The Original SoupMan is now available in the soup aisle of thousands of food retailers across the country.
The Original SoupMan soups available in supermarkets feature the same obsessive perfectionism and eclectic varieties for which the brand is famous, starting with Lobster Bisque, Chicken Noodle, Lentil and Tomato Bisque. The innovative, shelf-stable Tetra Recart carton package maintains the impeccable taste and quality standards which made The Original SoupMan famous, while allowing consumers to now find The Original SoupMan in the soup aisle along with Campbell's® and Progresso® soups, where over $6 billion in soup purchases occur annually. The Tetra Recart carton packaging is made mainly from paper, a renewable resource, and is BPA-free and recyclable. Suggested retail price is $3.79 to $3.99 for a two-serving, 17.3 oz. carton.
"The Original SoupMan's delicious soups are heating up supermarkets all over the country just in time for prime soup season," said Arnold Casale, CEO, SoupMan, Inc. "With winter upon us and our national distribution continuing to expand, soup fans can enjoy the soups that made Seinfeld famous in the comfort of their own home with our convenient, new carton packaging."
The Original SoupMan can be found in the soup aisle of a growing array of supermarkets, including: A&P, Associated Food Stores, Carrs, Dominick's, Fairway, Food Basics, Food Emporium, H-E-B Supermarkets, Ingles Markets, Pathmark, Pavilions, Price Chopper, Randalls, Safeway, Super Fresh, The Fresh Market, Tom Thumb, Vons, Waldbaum's, Weiss, Woodman's, and more. The soups are also available online at Amazon.com. To find the nearest retailer, visit www.originalsoupman.com/soup-shop/grocers-near-you.
As the national rollout of The Original SoupMan in supermarket soup aisles continues, the company is also offering fans a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to meet Shaquille O'Neal, brand ambassador and SoupMan, Inc. equity partner. The "Soup with Shaq Sweepstakes" is a Facebook-driven promotion that will reward one Grand Prize winner the chance to win a trip for two to meet with "The Original Shaq Man" over a bowl of The Original SoupMan soup. For Official Rules and to register to enter, visit www.facebook.com/OriginalSoupMan.
NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information or to request interviews with The Original SoupMan partners and brand ambassadors — Shaquille O'Neal, Jason Alexander and Reggie Jackson — or with Tim Gannon, co-founder of Outback Steakhouse and SoupMan, Inc. Board Member along with other members of management, please contact Blue Wolf Communications at 516-767-WOLF (9653) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About SoupMan, Inc.:
In 1984, The Original SoupMan opened its doors at 55th Street & 8th Avenue in Manhattan. The tiny storefront quickly became a worldwide destination. Rated #1 by Zagat and praised in 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. The Company's franchise operations include highly visible locations in the Mohegan Sun Casinos and more. The Company's branded soup is also being offered by Tim Horton's, Earl of Sandwich and other leading QSRs. The Original SoupMan products are now available throughout the United States in innovative, shelf-stable cartons for sale in the soup aisle of major supermarket chains. The Company also distributes its products through the foodservice channel, including school lunch programs.
Shaquille O'Neal serves as an advisor to and equity partner in the Company, as does Mr. October, Reggie Jackson and Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated and Tony Award® winning actor Jason Alexander. In addition, Tim Gannon, the co-founder of Outback Steakhouse, is The Original SoupMan Culinary and Business Director and Board Member. SoupMan, Inc., parent company of The Original SoupMan (www.originalsoupman.com), is a fully reporting public company trading under the ticker symbol SOUP.
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