Food Spotlight: Champion Foods and Hungry Girl Announce the Launch of Hungry Girl Originals Pizzas
NEW BOSTON, MI (March 2, 2015) - Champion Foods, the leading manufacturer of quality food products for both Private Label and Store Brands, specializing in Family Finest Take and Bake Pizzas, Breadsticks, Pizza Paks, Cookie Kits, and Barista Scones, is proud to announce the launch of a new product in partnership with Hungry Girl. As the creator of the Hungry Girl brand and a New York Times best-selling author, Lisa Lillien is proud to introduce individual Cheese and Pepperoni Pizzas to those searching for smart ways to indulge in pizza. Beginning April 1, 2015, these pizzas will be found in the deli section of Meijer stores. Eventually, they will expand nationwide.
With an eye on everyday solutions to real-world eating situations, Hungry Girl’s partnership with Champion Foods is an exciting step for both brands. Each pizza is individually packaged for portion control, packed with protein, and enriched with fiber to promote fullness. A crispy sprouted-grain crust and a flavorful Italian Five-Cheese Blend offer the familiar flavor that consumers crave. Each Cheese Pizza has only 260 calories. Topped with turkey pepperoni, the Pepperoni Pizza has just 280 calories In an industry where consumers crave wholesome food as well as guilt-free ways to indulge, these new Hungry Girl Originals Pizzas are the perfect way to make an impression on the deli section.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have created this great partnership with Hungry Girl and to offer a healthy, delicious pizza that’s perfect for lunch, dinner or as a snack,” says Peter Smith, National Marketing Manager at Champion Foods. “We’re hopeful women will see this product and know they can guiltlessly indulge in one of America’s favorite foods, with the added convenience of picking it up in the Deli section of Meijer.”
Lisa Lillien is just as passionate about the newest addition to the Hungry Girl Originals line. “This is something I’ve wanted to offer pizza lovers everywhere for a long time, and I’m grateful we’re able to make it happen with Champion Foods.” Lillien remains focused on helping women make smart eating choices without having to sacrifice taste. “Like most women out there, I love pizza. But it can be challenging to find pizza with impressive nutritional information and taste. This pizza is quick, easy, satisfying, and delicious... and the nutritionals can't be beat.”
Champion Foods’ expert bakers and knowledgeable product development team use their passion for perfection to manufacture custom products for many of the country’s top retailers. With a proven track record in developing product lines that fit the needs of grocery stores and foodservice customers nationwide, Champion Foods uses only the highest quality ingredients along with manufacturing flexibility, packaging design and customized formulas. This new partnership with Hungry Girl allows them to continue to create quality products that meet the growing needs of American consumers with innovation and purpose.
About Champion Foods
Champion Foods is a leading manufacturer of quality food products for both Private Label and Store Brands, specializing in Take and Bake Pizzas, Breadsticks, Pizza Paks, Cookie Kits and Barista Scones. Our expert bakers and knowledgeable product development team use their passion for perfection to manufacture custom products for some of the country’s top retailers. We are proud of our proven track record in developing product lines that fit the needs of grocery stores and foodservice customers. By using only the highest quality ingredients along with manufacturing flexibility, packaging design and customized formulas, we are able to deliver a quality product to meet customer needs while increasing profitability.
About Hungry Girl
Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl) has turned her appetite for better-for-you food finds, recipes, and swaps into a multimedia phenomenon -- from a free daily email service with more than 1.2 million subscribers (hungry-girl.com) to a super-successful book series and a hit cooking show that airs on both Food Network and Cooking Channel. Her realistic approach to eating has shown hungry people everywhere that they can eat the foods they crave and still fit into their favorite jeans. Lisa is not a nutritionist, a dietitian, or a doctor. She's just hungry...