Fortun Foods Wins Again
Kirkland-based Fortun Foods Finishing Touch Soups took home the 2016 Progressive Grocer (PG) Editors’ Pick Award. The PG Editors’ Pick is the industry’s most esteemed new product recognition program. More than 800 products were entered, and Fortun’s soups won points for taste, innovation, value and other qualities that will give it staying power on store shelves. Fortun Foods is not new to the PG Editors’ Pick Awards, as the company received recognition for their Finishing Sauces in both 2010 and 2011.
“We pride ourselves on our recipes, and we remain dedicated to creating delicious, high-quality products for our customers,” says Fortun Foods Founder and CEO Kevin G. Fortun. “We are grateful for this recognition, and we look forward to continued innovation in creating convenient and valued products.”
The chef-developed recipes of Fortun soups maintain high quality standards while providing time-saving solutions for customers who desire exceptional flavor and convenient preparation.
The soups, created with fresh vegetables and Fortun’s premium homemade stocks, contain no added preservatives or artificial flavors, MSGs or trans-fat and some options are gluten free. The product line is designed to give both restaurant operators and consumers better options in today’s world of value-engineered foods by using the finest ingredients while offering convenience and consistency.
About Fortun Foods
In 1981, Kevin G. Fortun developed a line of premium fresh-refrigerated soups, Stockpot Soups, which provided convenience and consistency to food service operators. Stockpot Soups, made with fresh, all natural ingredients and no preservatives, quickly became the leader in the field. After expanding into the retail market, Stockpot Soups grew into the largest fresh-refrigerated soup company in the world, with distribution in 23 countries. In 1998, Fortun sold Stockpot Soups to the Campbell Soup Company. For the development and launch of Fortun’s Finishing Touch Sauces, Fortun has brought several key personnel from every department of his Stockpot Soups team back on board to create authentic gourmet sauces designed for quality, consistency and convenience for the customer.