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Pace® Brand's New Restaurant Style Salsas Heat up the Salsa Aisle

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Three Bold Varieties Bring the Dine-Out Experience Home </b> </p>

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pace® Brand's New Restaurant Style Salsas Heat up the Salsa Aisle08:30 EDT Tuesday, April 17, 2012 CAMDEN, N.J. (Business Wire) -- Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) today announced that three new “Restaurant Style” salsas have been added to the Pace Mexican sauce portfolio. Each of the all natural, gluten free salsas is inspired by the flavors and textures found in authentic Mexican restaurants and is intended to appeal to people who want to enjoy a dining-out experience in the comfort of their own homes. Campbell Soup Company has introduced three new Pace "Restaurant Style" salsas that bring the dine-out experience home. (Photo: Campbell Soup Company) The three new Pace Restaurant Style Salsas are Garden Pepper, a blend of bell peppers, jalapenos and lime; Garlic & Lime Verde, made with tomatillos and a touch of garlic and lime; and Southwest Chipotle, a chipotle chili puree with crushed tomatoes, red peppers and onions. These new varieties join Pace Original Restaurant Style salsa, which was introduced in April 2011, and is currently distributed in select markets. To create its new line of salsas, Campbell selected popular taste profiles based upon on-going consumer research and input from Campbell's chefs. While each of the new salsas remains true to the Pace brand's heritage of using fresh, hand-picked jalapenos, the new items replicate the familiar texture celebrated by restaurant goers. "Consumer demand for bold and fresh flavors is strong in the salsa category, and our new restaurant style salsas should appeal to both our most loyal Pace salsa fans, as well as to those people who enjoy sampling a wide array of salsa flavors and styles," said Randy Beck, Brand Manager-Pace.“By tapping into the increased interest in bringing the restaurant experience home, we believe the Pace brand will lead a fast-growing category segment.” At shelf, each of the Pace Restaurant Style salsas will feature a newly designed product label that clearly communicates each variety's main ingredients. “We know our restaurant style salsas must stand out from both the balance of our Pace portfolio,” said Beck, “as well as from what is often described as a ‘sea of red' in some parts of the country, where the salsa category is particularly well developed and competitive.” Pace Restaurant Style salsas will be sold in 16-ounce bottles at a suggested retail price of $2.99. The three new varieties are now shipping to stores across the country. More information about Pace Restaurant Style salsa and the Pace portfolio, can be found by visiting Visitors can sign up to receive recipes, cooking tips, news and more on the site. About Campbell Soup Company Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup and sauces, baked snacks and healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of market-leading brands, including “Campbell's,” “Pepperidge Farm,” “Arnott's” and “V8.” Through its corporate social responsibility program, the company strives to make a positive impact in the workplace, in the marketplace and in the communities in which it operates. Campbell is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visit Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: Campbell Soup CompanyAmanda Hershon (Media)(856) 342-6497