As another year comes to a close, we, the editors of Prepared Foods, like to survey the new food and beverage product landscape to gain a sense of how many important product launches came into being.

Traditionally, the food and beverage industry generates something in the neighborhood of 20,000 new products annually. To be certain, we haven’t taken a hard look at every introduction. However, below is a sample of the range of innovative new food and beverage products that entered the marketplace in 2015.

Here, we focus on the SOUPS category.

10. Campbell’s Expands Product Lines
Company plans to launch more than 200 new products in fiscal 2015

9. Plum Organics Launches Organic Soups for Kids
Kids nutrition company delivers heat and eat product in three varieties

8. Back to Nature Offers New Line of Soups and Cereals
The lineup will feature 10 soups and cereals that will roll out through the year

7. Grab & Go Fresh Soups
New format, flavors are convenient, all-natural and gluten-free

6. Campbell’s Fresh-Brewed Soup
Keurig Green Mountain and Campbell Soup Company partner to develop new convenience products

5. Blount Fine Foods Launches New Soups
New soup line are certified organic and certified vegetarian

4. New Progresso Stew and Chili
New products offer consumers a variety of convenience choices for in-home gatherings

3. Kettle Kups K-Cup Soups
Kettle Kups™ is allergen-free, gluten-free, lower in sodium and calories

2. Annie's Kid-Friendly Certified Organic Soups
Five ready-to-serve varieties featuring wholesome ingredients and fun shapes

1. Drinkable Soup: Tío Gazpacho
A classic chilled concoction in three organic varieties