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The ‘soup that made Seinfeld famous’ heads to Walmart

BY CSA STAFF

NEW YORK — Soupman Inc., the parent company of The Original SoupMan, is about to see "the soup that made ‘Seinfeld’ famous" hit shelves at nearly 500 Walmart stores.

The brand’s soups, which are already sold in more than 4,000 supermarkets nationwide, include the classic soups that made the company famous: lobster bisque, chicken noodle, lentil and tomato bisque.

The four soups that will be available in Walmart stores — like all the recipes — are the creations of Al Yeganeh, the brand’s culinary inspiration and conscience.

"Our renowned soups are transforming the aisle in supermarkets," said Lloyd Sugarman, CEO of the Original SoupMan. "Today’s consumers are hungry for variety, freshness and new taste profiles. We believe the Original SoupMan tetra pak carton soups meet and exceed each of those demands. I can’t say it any better than they did on ‘Seinfeld:’ ‘You can’t eat this soup standing up. Your knees will buckle.’"

In addition to select Walmart stores, the Original SoupMan can also be found in the soup aisles A&P, Associated Food Stores, Carr’s, Dominick’s, Fairway, Food Basics, Food Emporium, H-E-B Supermarkets, Pathmark, Pavilions, Price Chopper, Randall’s, Safeway, Super Fresh, The Fresh Market, Tom Thumb, Vons, Waldbaum’s, Weiss and Woodman’s.

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Consolo, Aquino arrange Boyoung Kim debut store

BY Michael Fickes

New York — Korean fashion designer Boyoung Kim will open her first dedicated boutique on Columbus Avenue, said Faith Hope Consolo, chairman, and Joseph A. Aquino, executive VP of Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group.

Consolo and Aquino arranged the lease as part of the continuing repositioning of the block front encompassing 410 Columbus Avenue. The pair exclusively represent the landlord, Orleans Realty for the demi block-front, which encompasses five contiguous stores between 78th and 79th Streets, across from the American Museum of Natural History.

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Grand opening for NOLA’s Mid-City Market

BY Michael Fickes

New York — Stirling Properties has opened the Mid-City Market in New Orleans, the firm’s largest group-up retail development in the city. A 54,390-sq.-ft Winn-Dixie anchors the 108,763-sq.-ft. shopping center. Stirling estimates that the center will generate annual retail sales of more than $61 million.

“Mid-City Market is proof that New Orleans is building back better than before,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu at the grand opening last week. “This project took once blighted and vacant properties and transformed them into a retail and restaurant hub for the community.”

According to Stirling, the $40 million shopping center has created 504 new jobs in the area.

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