NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The retail packaged soup collection made in small, hand-crafted batches by Original SoupMan is expanding distribution to include the Southwest division of Albertson's LLC, which operates over 100 grocery stores in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas.
These select Albertson's stores are added to The Original SoupMan's customer list of fine grocers which includes Publix, Winn Dixie, HYVEE, select Kroger's on the east coast and others across America. The stores currently offer Original SoupMan's retail packaged collection of five soups; world-famous Seafood Bisque, an Award-Winning Chicken Vegetable, Italian-Style Wedding, Tomato Basil and Broccoli & Cheese. The gourmet heat-and-serve collection is comprised of the same classic recipes that Al Yeganeh created and still serves at his iconic Manhattan location at 8th Avenue and 55th Street, the inspiration for the famous Seinfeld soup episode.
"Our goal is to bring Al's famous soups from the heart of the Big Apple into homes across the country, "said Arnold Casale, CEO of Original SoupMan. "Furthering our mission, we are delighted that consumers who shop at Albertson's can now experience the great taste of Al's legendary soups."
Al Yeganeh opened his famous soup shop in 1984 at 55th Street & 8th Avenue in Manhattan. It soon became a worldwide destination, setting the standard for innovation and excellence in soups, and gaining global fame as the inspiration for Seinfeld's soup episode.
With the launch of The Original SoupMan restaurants and his new retail packaged line of premium gourmet, "heat-n-serve" soups, Al and his team are giving everyone the opportunity to experience soup as it was meant to be – at home, or away! To assure the continuity of the brand's legendary quality, the SoupMan has assembled a group of experienced franchise owners and experts in the supermarket industry who love soup as much as he does, to make his soups a house-hold product.
On February 1, 2011, SOUPMAN INC, its parent company, commenced trading on the OTC Bulletin Board® (OTCBB) under the ticker symbol SOUP.
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Albertson's LLC is working to become the favorite food and drug retailer in every market it serves. The company is privately owned and operates over 200 stores under the Albertson's banner and employs over 20,000 associates in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas.