The Vermont Soup Company LLC (VT Soup) was founded in 2016 as a specialty food production company. The business produces healthy, delicious, homemade soups for wholesale and retail sale. The company has produced and perfected 25 different soup recipes.
The Vermont Soup Company has established a loyal following in Addison County with consumers who appreciate healthy, flavorful, fresh, and locally produced soup. VT Soup has developed a long-standing relationship with the Middlebury Natural Food Co-Op, where it sells soup on a wholesale basis.
The Vermont Soup Company has an extremely strong brand with its Vermont tradename and a well-constructed website, and is poised for exponential growth by marketing its wholesale and retail sales to local, regional, and national markets.
Sixty-five percent of consumers purchase specialty foods, leading the industry to $140.3 billion in retail and foodservice sales in 2017—an 11 percent increase over 2015.
Specialty food and beverage sales as a share of total market reached 15.8 percent. Plant-based categories dominate the top four spots and are expected to grow over the next five years.
Retail dollar sales for specialty foods grew 12.9 percent, versus 1.4 percent growth for all food.Specialty Food Association, State of the Specialty Food Industry 2018