Newman's Own adds Margherita to pizza line

by Eric Schroeder
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WESTPORT, CONN. — Newman’s Own, Inc. announced it is expanding distribution of its Thin & Crispy line of frozen pizzas to 30% of the United States. In addition, the company said it is launching a Margherita variety to the line in September.

The Thin & Crispy frozen pizzas contain full-bodied, hand-selected, all-natural ingredients; 0 grams of trans fat; multi-grain, flaxseed crust and no artificial ingredients. In addition to Margherita, the pizzas are available in supreme, four cheese, roasted garlic and chicken, and uncured pepperoni.

"We’re thrilled that our consumers have responded so positively to our Thin & Crispy crust frozen pizzas," said Mike Havard, vice-president, marketing at Newman’s Own, Inc. "Our new pizzas live up to the high expectations that consumers have for Newman’s Own products. The new Margherita pizza is a real favorite with the folks here in our ‘office test kitchen’ — the buzz is that the diced tomatoes and basil really give it a distinctive, fresh-baked taste."

Newman’s Own Thin & Crispy frozen pizza retails for a suggested price of $6.49. The line is available primarily in the Northeast and Western regions of the United States, as well as in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.

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