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No Cans for You! No BPA for You! Over 750 Stop & Shop, Giant and Martin's Supermarkets Join The Original SoupMan Carton Revolution

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Soupman, Inc. (Public trading symbol: SOUP) announces that shoppers who turn their carts into the soup aisles at Stop & Shop, Giant and Martin's Stores will find something new, something revolutionary, something delicious.

Popping off the shelves in the midst of boring and flat-tasting canned soup their eyes go to The Original SoupMan's stunning array of unique soup varieties in fresh, modern Tetra Pak cartons. It's the packaging of today in a grocery category that otherwise looks like the 1950s.

Just in time for the chilly weather, the brand's World Famous soups, including the signature Lobster Bisque, along with Chicken Noodle, Crab Corn Chowder and Jambalaya, can be conveniently picked up at Ahold USA supermarkets(www.ahold.com), including Stop & Shop (www.stopandshop.com), Giant Food Stores (www.giantfood.com) and Martin's Food Markets (www.martinsfoods.com).

It's all part of The Original SoupMan's expanded national distribution program, and its plan to revolutionize the soup industry by offering consumers the opportunity to enjoy the soup that inspired the famous "Seinfeld" episode in the comfort of their own home.

All of the company's soups feature the same famous recipes developed and perfected by Al Yeganeh, the culinary genius behind the brand, and are packaged in the innovative shelf stable Tetra Pak cartons to help maintain the taste and quality of the soup.

"We are excited to see the great success of The Original SoupMan ready-to-serve soups and the launch of their exciting new flavors," said Michael Zacka, President and CEO, Tetra Pak, US and Canada. Mr. Zacka continued, "Tetra Pak is proud to be associated with The Original SoupMan. With a product range so great tasting and innovative, and such an iconic brand, it is great to know that our carton packages are helping to get The Original SoupMan's restaurant-quality soups to groceries--and personal kitchens--all over the country."

Ahold USA is ranked in the top 10 largest food retailers in the United States overseeing about 775 supermarkets in 14 states and the District of Columbia, along with Peapod, the nation's leading online grocery ordering and delivery service. As the group enters a growth phase, The Original SoupMan is thrilled to join forces with the industry giant.

"Our high-quality soups are invigorating a stale category that hasn't changed for the past three decades," said Lloyd Sugarman, CEO of The Original SoupMan. "Today's consumers seek variety, freshness and new taste profiles. The Original SoupMan fills each of those demands with its Zagat rated best soups that Al has been perfecting for over a lifetime."

In addition to the Ahold USA supermarkets, Stop & Shop, Giant Food, Giant Food Stores, Martin's Food Markets and Peapod, The Original SoupMan can be found in the soup aisle of a growing array of supermarkets nationwide, including A&P, Associated Food Stores, Carrs, Dominick's, Fairway, Food Basics, Food Emporium, H-E-B Supermarkets, Pathmark, Pavilions, Price Chopper, Randalls, Safeway, Super Fresh, The Fresh Market, Tom Thumb, Vons, Waldbaum's, Walmart, Weiss, Woodman's and more. To find the nearest retailer, visit http://originalsoupman.com/soup-shop/grocers-near-you.

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 by 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 sells soup to grocery stores across America, has franchised restaurants and sell soups to foodservices. 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. Tim Gannon, co-founder of Outback Steakhouse, is the SoupMan Culinary and Business Director and Board Member. SoupMan Inc., parent company of The Original Soupman, Inc. is a fully reporting public company trading under the symbol SOUP. For additional information on our company please visit: www.originalsoupman.com. Follow us on Twitter @OriginalSoupMan and "Like" us on Facebook.

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This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections made by management. The Company intends for the forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," or variations of such words are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements other than as required by law. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth or implied by any forward-looking statements such as our ability to secure additional casino locations for Al's Famous New York Delicatessen & Restaurant and attract other seasoned restaurant operators or otherwise to implement our marketing plan, including raise necessary capital, and the risk factors discussed in the Business and Management's Discussion and Analysis sections in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Copies of these filings are available at www.sec.gov

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CONTACT: Media Contact: Holly Kleese Fishman PR (847) 945-1300 hkleese@fishmanpr.comSource:Soupman, Inc.

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