Organic food manufacturer Pacific Natural Foods to release new packaging for its soup, broth, non-dairy beverage lines in mid-2012, aims to increase shelf-impact, brand presence with consistent, modernized labels

TUALATIN, Oregon , January 11, 2012 (press release) – Pacific Natural Foods, a leader in the organic and natural food industry, is rolling out new packaging on its popular soup, broth and non-dairy beverage lines in 2012. The updated look will have greater impact on shelf, making the products easier to find and purchase.

Research showed that consumers recognize and trust the Pacific brand, seeing it as an everyday pantry staple in their homes. While consumers identified with the package graphics, they noted opportunities to improve inconsistencies. The redesign includes a modernized logo that maintains the most recognizable elements (oval shape, script and popping green hue), fresh product and ingredient imagery, a back panel that better communicates the brand story and core values, and QR codes that provide usage ideas and recipes when scanned with a smart phone. The changes are being applied across all of Pacific's product categories to create a consistent brand presence, no matter which section of the store a consumer is shopping.

"On our old packaging, the colors, typography and logo treatment were inconsistent," said Kevin Tisdale, director of marketing for Pacific Natural Foods. "With the new brand imagery and color cues across all of our flavors, now you'll see a stronger block of Pacific products on the shelf, making it easier for shoppers to find and buy their favorites. We expect the recipe ideas accessed by the QR codes to also contribute to a higher basket ring for retailers."

In the nine years since Pacific last updated its logo, the company has focused on expanding its product offerings and building brand loyalty with consumers. As a leader in the natural products sector, this investment in the brand shows Pacific's continued success and commitment to growth.

The new packaging for all product lines should be on shelves by mid-2012.

About Pacific Natural Foods

Founded in 1987 in Tualatin, Ore., Pacific Natural Foods is dedicated to inspiring people to know more about their food, where it comes from and how it's grown by delivering delicious, all-natural and organic foods made with respect for land, animals and people. Pacific Natural Foods offers a wide variety of all natural and organic food and beverages including soups, broths, non-dairy beverages and pot pies. The company's products are sold throughout the U.S. and Canada in mainstream grocery and natural food stores. For more information, visit .

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