Pacific® Natural Foods launches new line of ready-to-eat all natural Hearty Soups

Tualatin, OR – Pacific Natural Foods, makers of the highest quality, all natural soups, broths, gravies and non-dairy beverages, announces a new flavorful and convenient line of ready-to-eat all natural soups: Hearty Chicken Noodle, Hearty Chicken Tortilla, Roasted Red Pepper & Corn Chowder and Hearty Beef Barley.

The new Hearty Soups are served in a convenient, airtight pouch, which seals in superior flavor and quality goodness. The gourmet-style soups feature all natural free-range chicken and grain-fed beef, and are hormone, antibiotic, preservative and additive free. The pouches are microwavable and ready to eat in minutes. The suggested retail price range is: $2.99-$3.99.

The new Hearty Soups represent Pacific Natural Foods’ innovative style and its new promise – The Delicious Taste of Nature™.

“Consumers want soup that tastes great, is convenient, and is good for you too,” said Chuck Eggert, founder of Pacific Natural Foods. “Not only do they expect good variety and great-tasting, hearty soups, but they want soups that are free of hormones and antibiotics. They crave simplicity and purity, knowing something that is simple, not processed, tastes better. Our Hearty Soups combine all of these assurances and the convenience of a gourmet-style meal ready in minutes.”

With the growing support of nutrition-minded consumers, Pacific Natural Foods is addressing this demand with meal options that offer health, taste and convenience. According to the Natural Marketing Institute’s annual Health and Wellness Trends database, sales of these products increased by 8.5 percent to $68 billion in 2004. The agency expects to see sales of health and wellness products rise to $73 billion this year.

All of the company’s products are made with fresh, wholesome, all natural ingredients that are Certified to the Source™, ensuring that all ingredients meet the highest standards for safety, health and quality. The certification program guarantees these standards by working with suppliers to track ingredient sources and every detail of each ingredient.

“We take pride in offering innovative products with pure ingredients,” said Tim Ramsey, Pacific Natural Foods’ vice president of sales and marketing. “This unique package sets us apart from other brands because our soups can be stored over long periods of time at normal room temperatures and without preservatives. The Hearty Soups retain more nutritional value and exhibit more natural texture, color and taste, all while using less energy.”

Founded in 1987, Pacific Natural Foods is a recognized leader in natural foods and its mission is to be the most respected brand in natural products. From the president’s office at the company headquarters in Tualatin, Oregon, to the factory floor, from Pacific Natural Foods’ organic farms to retailers’ shelves, the company is committed to building a business that is widely respected. Through its commitment to The Delicious Taste of Nature, Pacific Natural Foods is dedicated to helping families and individuals live healthier, more vital and rewarding lives. The company’s products are sold nationwide in mainstream grocery and specialty food stores. For more information, visit

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