Green Giant® Refreshes the Freezer with New Green Giant Veggie Spirals™

Iconic Vegetable Brand Continues to Transform the Frozen Aisle
Following the Successful Introduction of Veggie Tots, Riced Veggies,
Mashed Cauliflower and Roasted Veggies

PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) announced today the latest innovation in the
growing line of Green Giant® frozen veggie swap-ins – Green
Veggie Spirals. These spiral-shaped vegetables are
a great alternative to pasta and will initially be available in
Zucchini, Carrots and Butternut Squash varieties.

Green Giant Veggie Spirals are 100 percent vegetables, with no
sauces or seasonings and provide consumers with an easy way to add more
nutritious veggies to any meal. Each variety of Green Giant
Veggie Spirals is gluten-free, Paleo-friendly, low calorie and ranges
from 65-90 percent fewer carbs than traditional pasta.

Recipe-ready Green Giant Veggie Spirals allow consumers to
conveniently swap-in more veggies, without the time, trouble and product
waste of spiraling their own vegetables. Frozen at the peak of
freshness, Green Giant Veggie Spirals are ready to heat and serve
as a standalone dish, a tasty side or as a delicious addition to a soup
or salad.

“The Green Giant frozen vegetable innovations that we launched
last fall have been very successful, proving that consumers are hungry
to embrace Green Giant once again while incorporating new formats
and varieties of vegetables in their diet,” stated Robert C. Cantwell,
President and Chief Executive Officer of B&G Foods. “Purchase data shows
that Green Giant frozen innovation products have not only
brought new consumers to the Green Giant brand, but have also
brought new consumers to the overall frozen vegetable category. The
power of Green Giant is real and B&G Foods is proud to have begun
reinvigorating this beloved brand as we continue to roll out new product
innovations to meet the demands of today’s consumers.”

In addition to introducing such an innovative product to the frozen
category, Green Giant is also debuting the PrimaPak® package,
a next generation hybrid packaging technology for Green Giant Veggie
Spirals. This patented and versatile technology, produced by a joint
venture, including Sonoco Flexible Packaging, acts as a bowl and allows
consumers to blend ingredients, conveniently heat and serve without
additional dishes. The semi-rigid, rectangular container with peel and
reseal functionality limits waste through the use of less plastic
compared to traditional trays.

Green Giant Veggie Spirals are expected to be in stores
nationwide starting in January 2018.

B&G Foods purchased the Green Giant brand in November 2015,
and through new product innovation and enhanced marketing has increased
distribution and net sales of Green Giant frozen vegetables. As
B&G Foods previously announced, net sales of Green Giant
frozen products grew $9.4 million or 14% for the second quarter of 2017
as compared to the second quarter of 2016, driven by the brand’s new
frozen innovation products that launched in late 2016.

Green Giant also recently announced the expansion of the Green
Riced Veggies, Green Giant Veggie Tots and Green Giant
Mashed Cauliflower lines, with the introduction of five new products in
September 2017.

  • Green Giant Cauliflower with Lemon & Garlic Riced Veggies
  • Green Giant Cauliflower Risotto Medley Riced Veggies
  • Green Giant Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Veggie Tots
  • Green Giant Corn Veggie Tots
  • Green Giant Broccoli & Cheese Mashed Cauliflower

About Green Giant
Few brands enjoy a heritage as rich as
that of Green Giant®. For over 100 years, Green
has been devoted to growing the best quality and most
unforgettably delicious vegetables for you and your family. For more
information and some simple and tasty recipes, please visit

About B&G Foods, Inc.
B&G Foods and its
subsidiaries manufacture, sell and distribute a diversified portfolio of
high-quality, branded shelf-stable and frozen foods across the United
States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, B&G
Foods’ products are marketed under many recognized brands, including Ac’cent,
B&G, B&M, Baker’s Joy, Bear Creek Country
, Brer Rabbit, Canoleo, Cary’s, Cream of Rice,
Cream of Wheat, Devonsheer, Don Pepino, Durkee,
Emeril’s, Grandma’s Molasses, Green Giant, JJ
, Joan of Arc, Las Palmas, Le
, MacDonald’s, Mama Mary’s, Maple Grove Farms,
Molly McButter, Mrs. Dash, New York Flatbreads,
New York Style
, Old London, Original Tings, Ortega,
Pirate’s Booty, Polaner, Red Devil, Regina,
Sa-són, Sclafani, Smart Puffs, Spice Islands,
Spring Tree, Sugar Twin, Tone’s, Trappey’s,
TrueNorth, Underwood, Vermont Maid, Victoria,
Weber and Wright’s. B&G Foods also sells and distributes Static Guard,
a household product brand. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this press
release that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute
“forward-looking statements.” The forward-looking statements contained
in this press release include, without limitation, statements related to
the expected launch of
Green Giant Veggie Spirals and the brand’s
other new innovation products and the timing thereof, whether
Green Giant
Veggie Spirals and the brand’s other new innovation products will
meet the demands of today’s consumers and whether and when
Green Giant
Veggie Spirals will achieve nationwide distribution. Such
forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause the actual
results of B&G Foods to be materially different from the historical
results or from any future results expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements. In addition to statements that explicitly
describe such risks and uncertainties readers are urged to consider
statements labeled with the terms “believes,” “belief,” “expects,”
“projects,” “intends,” “anticipates” or “plans” to be uncertain and
forward-looking. The forward-looking statements contained herein are
also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are
described from time to time in B&G Foods’ filings with the Securities
and Exchange Commission, including under Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in the
Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2016 filed on March 1,
2017 and in its subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K.
are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking
statements, which speak only as of the date they are made.
B&G Foods
undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.


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