Nationwide Fresh Pasta Maker's Products Introduced to 51 Stores in Metro Chicago Market.

SALINAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monterey Pasta Company (NASDAQ:PSTA - news) has been chosen by Dominick's Finer Foods, Inc. of Oak Brook, Illinois for distribution of six new items to 51 stores. Distribution has the potential to expand to 75 stores in the near future. The six items include Fresh Pesto Sauce, Roasted Garlic Sauce with Artichokes, Spinach Ricotta Ravioli, Garlic Basil Cheese Ravioli, Vermont Cheddar Ravioli, Lobster Ravioli, and Spinach and Cheese Ravioli.

The Monterey Pasta Sales Manager for the Dominick's account is Dan Engle of Apollo Beach, Florida.

R. Lance Hewitt, President/CEO of Monterey Pasta said, ``This is a significant new opportunity for Monterey Pasta. Dominick's is a key factor in the metro Chicago market, and we are proud of this new association. This is a continuation of our strategy of expanding to high pasta consumption markets.''

Dominick's Finer Foods, Inc. is a division of Pleasanton, California based Safeway, Inc. with a total of 119 superstores serving northeastern Illinois.

Founded as a regional brand, Monterey Pasta now has distribution in more than 6,400 retail and club stores throughout the United States and selected regions of Canada. Monterey Pasta manufactures USDA inspected, healthy, gourmet refrigerated fresh pasta, sauces, calzones, pizza, and soups at its integrated corporate headquarters / manufacturing facility in Salinas, (Monterey County) CA.

SOURCE: Monterey Pasta Company