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Explosion of Flavor and Taste Hits Soup Aisles at Over 200 Meijer Supermarkets

Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Midwest shoppers can now be deliciously saved from the brisk winter months as Original SoupMan (OTCBB:SOUP) is now available at the Midwest grocery giant, Meijer www.meijer.com. The Original SoupMan's World Famous soups, created by legendary Al Yeganeh, are available in the soup aisle in eco-friendly Tetra cartons and include the signature Lobster Bisque, Chicken Noodle, Lentil, Crab Corn Chowder, Chicken Gumbo, and the "Seinfeld" classic Jambalaya!

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.

"At Tetra Pak what excites us is to be able to collaborate with brands like the Original SoupMan to push to market the perfect combination of product quality and sustainable packaging. Innovation is what we are passionate about," said Michael Zacka, President and CEO, Tetra Pak, US and Canada. "It is great to know that our carton packages are helping The Original SoupMan's restaurant-quality soups settle into soup aisle shelves all over the country."

As a leading supermarket with nearly 200 stores located in five states throughout the Midwest including Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky, the multibillion dollar company is ranked the 13th largest privately held company in the country. Meijer is a respected leader in the retail market, and The Original SoupMan is thrilled to join forces with the highly reputable industry giant.

"Consumer's expectations have shifted drastically over the years and it's our goal, at The Original SoupMan, to offer a product that will truly invigorate their taste buds," said Lloyd Sugarman, CEO of The Original SoupMan.

In addition to Meijer, The Original SoupMan can be found in a growing array of supermarkets nationwide including Stop & Shop, Giant Food Stores, Martin's Food Markets, A&P, Associated Food Stores, Fairway, 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.

For an interview please contact: Robert N. Bertrand, President and CFO 212-768-SOUP

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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