John Stapleton, a seasoned FMCG entrepreneur, chats to Nigel Wright about his experiences growing and then selling New Covent Garden Soup Company (NCGSC), as well as the learnings he has gained in his career since then, in the USA with Glencoe Inc., and through his current venture, Little Dish. He needed a co-founder with scientific expertise and Stapleton fitted the bill. Despite their many imitators, they are still the bestsellers with their range of over 20 ever-changing flavours in colourful one pint cartons that sell throughout England. ISBN: 9780752227436. He needed a co-founder with scientific expertise and Stapleton fitted the bill. That conversation was the beginning of the New Covent Garden Soup Company, which they set up in 1987. John since co-founded Glencoe Foods Inc. (1998), to bring the fresh soup concept to the US and Little Dish (2005), which supplies healthy, natural and convenient meals and snacks to children over one year. Photograph: Anna Gordon Kim Thomas New Covent Garden Soup heads to US in £145m deal. ISBN-10: 0752227432 In 1987 John co-founded the New Covent Garden Soup Co Ltd which was sold to Daniels PLC in 1998 with approx. The New Covent Garden Soup Company was founded to make homemade quality soup using entirely natural ingredients. On reaching over £20m revenue, Daniels PLC bought New Covent Garden Soup Co in 1998. In 1987 John co-founded the New Covent Garden Soup Co Ltd., which pioneered and grew the fresh soup category in the UK. Available in used condition with free delivery in the UK. The owner of New Covent Garden Soup has been bought by the company that makes Linda McCartney ready meals, in a … £20m revenues. Buy Soup for Every Day: 365 of Our Favourite Recipes By New Covent Garden Soup Company. July 10, 2019 For Irish born entrepreneur, John Stapleton, the impetus to create the now iconic New Covent Garden Soup brand, – started in an English pub. In that same year, John co-founded Glencoe Foods Inc., to bring the fresh soup concept to the US. Get out of the way of your company’s growth.”. Rivals appeared but couldn’t replicate their methods. John Stapleton, co-founder of New Covent Garden Soup Co and Little Dish, was the keynote speaker at the Confessions of a Small Business event.