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MEDIA ROUNDUP: Blount Organics Grabbing Attention In The News

Launch of organic retail soup line makes splash in trade media

In The Spotlight: Blount Organic Vegetarian Chili

September 15, 2014

Fall River, Mass.-based Blount Fine Foods, Corp. is expanding its line of artisan soups, sauces and side dishes with the addition of Organic Vegetarian Chili. The new offering boasts a robust medley of beans and generous cuts of vegetables simmered in a vegetable stock and seasoned with zesty chili spices.

“The enthusiasm and excitement among our customers for the Blount Organics line is very rewarding,” said Bob Sewall, Blount’s EVP of sales and marketing. “While developing each product in Blount’s Organics line we pay close attention to keeping our ingredient labels clean, using whole ingredients that are sourced locally when possible, employing small batch cooking to ensure layered flavors, and cooling each batch quickly – all of which equals simply the best quality, period.”

Blount’s new Organic Vegetable Chili ships frozen in cases of four, 4-pound ready-to-heat bags.

Click to see the story at Progressive Grocer Online.

 


Blount Fine Foods Launches Namesake Organic Soups

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 by Grocery Headquarters.

Blount Fine Foods has debuted a namesake line of soups. Sold under the Blount brand, the line of 16-ounce organic soups represents not only a product expansion of the Blount brand, but a channel expansion as well.

Blount-branded soups, while available at club stores nationally, have traditionally only been sold at grocery stores in the Northeast. In addition to single 16-ounce cups, Blount is also introducing 4-cup bulk packs for club stores.

“The enthusiasm and excitement among our customers for the Blount Organics line is very rewarding, and validates the potential of the Blount brand,” says Bob Sewall, Blount’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “Organic products are no longer just a niche trend – ‘organics’ have made it to the mainstream, and are a rapidly expanding consideration for consumers, especially those who demand quality.”

The new lineup will begin shipping nationally in September and is ready for immediate order. It includes the following varieties, as described by company officials:

  • Organic Vegetable Chili – Blount’s Organic Vegetarian Chili features a robust medley of beans and generous cuts of vegetables simmered in a delicious vegetable stock and seasoned with zesty chili spices.
  • Minestrone Soup – Made with savory vegetable stock, beans, pasta and a medley of vegetables, all slowly simmered, this traditional Italian favorite is also vegetarian.
  • Tomato Bisque – This gluten-free favorite is made with ripe tomatoes and a combination of milk, butter and spices to make this a flavorful treat.
  • Lentil & Chick Pea Soup – This hearty organic soup features lentils, chickpeas and tomatoes simmered in a herbed stock with select vegetables.

“While developing each product in the Blount Organics line, we paid close attention to using wholesome ingredients to keep our ingredient labels clean, sourcing locally whenever possible, employing small batch cooking to ensure layered flavors, and cooling each batch quickly – all of which equals simply the best quality, period,” says Sewall.

The Blount Organics line will be offered at retail in the familiar “fresh soup” 16-ounce cup specially designed by Blount for easy heating and eating, but will carry its own unique and distinct branding and design. Blount plans several retail promotions through the fall soup season to support the product launch.

The Blount Organics soups will have a 50-day shelf life from the date of manufacture, and will ship refrigerated in cases of six, 16 ounce cups.

Click to see the story at Grocery Headquarters online.

 


Organic Soups For Retail

Blount Fine Foods, Fall River, Mass., added a line of 16-ounce organic soups, which will be sold at retail under the Blount brand. In addition to single 16-ounce cups, Blount Fine Foods introduced 4-cup bulk packs for club stores.

“The enthusiasm and excitement among our customers for the Blount Organics line is very rewarding and validates the potential of the Blount brand,” says Bob Sewall, executive vice president of sales and marketing. “Organic products are no longer just a niche trend—‘organics’ have made it to the mainstream, and are a rapidly expanding consideration for consumers, especially those who demand quality.”

The new lineup includes:

  • Organic Vegetable Chili.Features a robust medley of beans and generous cuts of vegetables simmered in a vegetable stock and seasoned with zesty chili spices.
  • Minestrone Soup. Made with savory vegetable stock, beans, pasta and a medley of vegetables.
  • Tomato Bisque.This gluten-free favorite is made with ripe tomatoes and a creamy combination of milk, butter and spices.
  • Lentil & Chick Pea Soup.Features lentils, chickpeas and tomatoes simmered in an herbed stock with select vegetables.

“While developing each product in the Blount Organics line, we paid close attention to using wholesome ingredients to keep our ingredient labels clean, sourcing locally whenever possible, employing small batch cooking to ensure layered flavors and cooling each batch quickly—all of which equals simply the best quality period,” adds Sewall.

The new Blount Organics line, which boasts a 50-day shelf life from the date of manufacture, will ship refrigerated in cases of six, 16-ounce cups.

Click to see the story at Refrigerated & Frozen Retailer.

 

Organic Fresh Soups

by Warren on August 29, 2014 in New Products
Fall River, Mass.-based Blount Fine Foods (www.blountfinefoods.com) adds organic soups under its flagship Blount brand. Offered in 16-ounce cups specially designed for easy heating and eating, the collection includes Vegetarian Chili, Minestrone, Tomato Bisque and Lentil & Chickpea Soup. Made with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, the soups are cooked in small batches to ensure layered flavors and then cooled quickly for best quality. They boast a 50-day shelf life from date of manufacture and carry a $5.99 SRP. Blount also offers four-cup bulk packs for club stores.

Click to see the story at Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer.