OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Marie Callender's®, a brand of ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) and the No. 1 selling premium pot pie brand, has introduced three new just-like-homemade pot pies in time for comfort food season. Whether consumers are in the mood for classic comfort food, a vegetarian twist on a homemade classic, or a meal the whole family can enjoy, Marie's has the perfect pot pie.
The new pot pie varieties provide the comforting warmth and flavors of homemade goodness, with crisp vegetables, creamy sauce and Marie Callender's special touches like our signature golden, flaky, made from scratch crust. The new offerings include:
Family Size Chicken Pot Pie: Now the whole family can slow down and savor Marie Callender's most famous comfort food classic together, as the popular single serve chicken pot pie is now available in a family size that serves six. Just like the single serve Chicken Pot Pie, the family size pot pie is made with tender white-meat chicken, carrots, celery and peas baked in a just-like-homemade crust.
Broccoli Cheddar & Potato Pot Pie: With an estimated one hundred million vegetarian or flexitarian consumers(1), this meat-free pot pie is filled with premium vegetables and creamy cheddar cheese.
Homestyle Chili Pot Pie: Two comfort food classics, baked into one. Warm up with a premium seasoned beef and tender bean chili, baked into a pot pie. With 500 million dollars in single serve chili(2) sales and a growing pot pie category, consumers can enjoy the best of both worlds.
"Since 1948, Marie Callender's signature pot pies have provided families with wholesome, hearty ingredients and meals that remind people of home and the comfort it can bring," said Christiane Brocky, vice president & general manager, ConAgra Foods. "We are continuously listening to consumers to develop new meals and varieties that encourage families to slow down and savor the moment together."
Marie Callender's Pot Pies are available in the freezer aisle at grocery stores nationwide for the manufacturer's suggested retail price of $3.29 for single serve and $9.99 for family size. For more information on Marie Callender's new pot pies and other meals and desserts, visit www.MarieCallendersMeals.com. You can also follow the brand on Facebook for more regular updates.
ABOUT CONAGRA FOODS
ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) is one of North America's largest packaged food companies with branded and private branded food found in 99 percent of America's households, as well as a strong commercial foods business serving restaurants and foodservice operations globally. Consumers can find recognized brands such as Banquet®, Chef Boyardee®, Egg Beaters®, Healthy Choice®, Hebrew National®, Hunt's®, Marie Callender's®, Orville Redenbacher's®, PAM®, Peter Pan®, Reddi-wip®, Slim Jim®, Snack Pack® and many other ConAgra Foods brands, along with food sold by ConAgra Foods under private brand labels, in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise, club and drug stores. Additionally, ConAgra Foods supplies frozen potato and sweet potato items as well as other vegetable, spice, and bakery goods to commercial and foodservice customers. ConAgra Foods operates ReadySetEat.com, an interactive recipe website that provides consumers with easy dinner recipes and more. For more information, please visit us at www.conagrafoods.com.
(1) Vegetarian Resource Group 2: Mintel GNPD 3: IRI Syndicated Data 2.8.15
(2) IRI Syndicated Data 52 WE 1/18/15; S3 Panel data 1/25/15
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