CAMDEN, N.J. -- The Campbell Soup Co. has added grab-and-go Well Yes Sipping Soups to its line of Well Yes Soups. With the launch, the Camden, N.J.-based canned soup producer is catering to on-the-go snackers.
The soups are available in five flavors: Tomato & Sweet Basil; Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato; Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato; Harvest Carrot & Ginger; and Sweet Corn & Roasted Poblano.
At 200 calories per cup, the product provides 20% of consumers’ vegetable serving. The soups can be enjoyed hot or at room temperature for customers who cannot be slowed down by a microwave. Free of GMOs and artificial flavors and colors, the product line also hits on several prominent health trends.
“With convenience-focused daytime snacking on the rise and a desire to find more nutritious options, consumers are hungry for quick and easy solutions that deliver on taste,” said Diego Palmieri, chief marketing officer for Campbell Meals and Beverages. “Well Yes Sipping Soups were crafted to provide delicious real food ingredients with drinkable vegetable nutrition, in a convenient and affordable on-the-go package.”
Earlier this year, the food company centralized its core business operations to keep up with the rapidly changing food-industry landscape. As COO, Luca Mignini now oversees the soup, simple meals, snacks and shelf-stable beverage portfolios.
Camden, N.J.-based Campbell Soup produces foods and meals, such as soup and sauces, snacks and healthy beverages. Its brand portfolio includes Pepperidge Farm, Bolthouse Farms, Arnott’s, V8, Swanson, Pace, Prego, Plum, Royal Dansk, Kjeldsens, Garden Fresh Gourmet, Pacific Foods, Snyder's of Hanover, Lance, Kettle, Cape Cod, Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, Pop Secret, Emerald, Late July and others.
LAS VEGAS -- With an expo showcasing products from more than 1,250 companies, munchies were aplenty on the 2018 NACS Show floor this year. One attendee told CSP Daily News that he headed straight for the Krispy Krunchy Chicken booth as soon as the floor opened, his deep-fried prescription for the morning after a night in Las Vegas.
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Attendees couldn’t go far without running into cold-brew or nitro-brewed coffee and teas on the show floor. Exhibitors layered flavors and combined drinks to brew up new applications of the beverages. S&D Coffee and Tea, Concord, N.C., handed out samples of its cold-brew mocha with oat milk. One young, female showgoer ran up to the booth and said, “Oh, my God, you have oat milk?” and then grabbed one for herself and a friend.
GoodWest Industries, Douglassville, Pa., featured a cold-brew innovation station with flavors such as horchata, cafe a la mode and salted caramel.
At the show, Javo Beverage Co. team members wore T-shirts with “We did cold brew before it was cool” written across the back. The Vista, Calif.-based company served up Hibiscus Lemongrass Mint Nitro tea.
Several exhibitors presented foodservice items designed with Instagram in mind. Rich’s Foodservice showcased On Top, a soft whipped topping, to help c-stores create photogenic treats, such as a cold-brew macchiato and orange creamsicle soda float. The Buffalo, N.Y.-based supplier also had galaxy and cereal-topped doughnuts on display
Chicago-based Conagra Brands debuted a new Snack Pack flavor called Unicorn Magic. The pudding is made with “Star Dust” and comes complete with unicorn tattoos inside. The hashtag #YASSSUNICORN is scrawled across the blue and pink packaging.
Foodservice operators such as Taco Bell and Burger King have bet big on fries and won over consumers. Hitting two trends in one, protein-packed fries were on the show floor menu. Norwood, Mass.-based Home Market Foods served up original and Cajun chicken fries under its Cooked Perfect brand.
A few exhibitors looked to innovate one of c-stores’ biggest products: pizza. Stepping outside its traditionally Mexican portfolio, Ruiz Foods, Dinuba, Calif., gave a sneak preview of its portable pizza offering. The pizza’s crust is made with a Parmesan- and basil-encrusted tortilla, folded and sealed for easy on-the-go eating.
Rich’s Foodservice previewed its Cheeseburger Pizza, made with a ketchup and mustard base sauce, topped with mozzarella, cheddar cheese, hamburger and pickle chips.
Consumers’ hunger for protein and all-day breakfast translated into lots of egg-based snacks on the show floor. Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles from Springdale, Ark.-based Tyson Foods comes with a packaged cup of two prescrambled eggs, sausage or bacon crumbles and shredded cheese. Customers need only nuke the contents of the cup for less than two minutes for an on-the-go breakfast.
Minneapolis-based Cargill presented new hard-cooked egg flavors in spicy mustard, sriracha and soy ginger, as well as sous vide egg bakes.