MIAMI, FL (JULY 16, 2015) – Tio Gazpacho, a Miami-based line of all organic, gluten-free chilled gazpacho in a bottle available in blended natural ingredients, is pleased to announce its expanded distribution with United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), the leading U.S. independent national distributor of natural, organic, specialty foods and related products.
Benefiting from the American penchant for taking native foods and adding a uniquely red-white-and-blue spin, the brand is in a unique position to take advantage of its customers’ growing affluence and evolving tastes. Tio Gazpacho comes in three flavors thus far: gazpacho clásico (vine-ripened tomato, green pepper, and cucumber), gazpacho verde (kale, spinach, avocado, and mint) and gazpacho de sol (yellow tomato, yellow pepper, and carrot). The chilled soups are organic, vegetarian, and vegan; gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and free from chemicals, preservatives, colors, flavors, and additives.
Through UNFI’s Speed to Market Program, Tio Gazpacho products can now be found at 62 additional stores. This program, which guarantees shelf placement in participating retailers for 90 days, will enlarge the brand’s national footprint in key markets within the northeast including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Delaware. Furthermore, this expansion increases Tio’s existing presence in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
“Our rapid growth since we launched Tio Gazpacho a little over a year ago has been driven by consumer demand, leading to increased velocity and distribution growth within leading and local food retailers,” explains Austin Allan, Founder and Totally Important Officer (TIO). “We are seeing significant repeat purchase by health-conscious consumers, who consistently tout Tio’s functional benefits and delicious, low calorie taste as reasons for making Tio Gazpacho their preferred meal on-the-go option.”
Tio is available at gourmet/health food stores and national and local retailers, as well as online at www.tiogazpacho.com.
About Tio Gazpacho
Tio Gazpacho is a Miami based line of all organic, gluten-free chilled gazpacho in a bottle. Available in blended natural ingredients, Tio comes in three flavors: gazpacho clásico, gazpacho verde and gazpacho de sol. The soups are organic, vegetarian, and vegan; gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and free from chemicals, preservatives, colors, flavors, and additives.
Launched in September 2014 by Founder and Totally Important Officer Austin Allan, Tio Gazpacho is sold at local groceries, food & health stores, juice bars and independent retailers in 412 locations throughout the Northeastern U.S including New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Delaware and Miami.
Adding a uniquely red-white-and-blue spin to the traditional tomato-based Spanish chilled soup that originated in the southern region of Andalusia, Tio is leading the ready-to-drink gazpacho revolution by offering health-conscious consumers with a healthy, delicious, low calorie meal option…no bowl required™.
About United Natural Foods
United Natural Foods, Inc. (http://www.unfi.com) carries and distributes over 80,000 products to more than 40,000 customer locations throughout the United States and Canada. The Company serves a wide variety of retail formats including conventional supermarket chains, natural product superstores, independent retail operators and the food service channel. For more information on United Natural Foods, Inc., visit the Company’s website atwww.unfi.com.