505 Southwestern Increases Production Due To Surge In Demand

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. and ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- 505 Southwestern® announced today that it has increased its production output at its Albuquerque, New Mexico bottling facility as a result of overall increased demand for its green chile, salsa, and sauce products. This is being driven by a consumer shift in purchasing of non-perishable food products. Effective immediately daily production time has been increased by 20%, and the company is moving to add an additional shift to meet demand.

"Between overall growth in demand for our company's products, together with a surge in consumer demand for non-perishable groceries in light of the Coronavirus, we are taking immediate steps to increase output," said Ted Gardner, President of 505 Southwestern®

505SW™ says it has seen a sales increase of 15% to 20% in recent months and weeks. 

"We expect that these measures will allow us to quickly respond to the increased demand that we are seeing from consumers and are working hard to make sure our customers get the products they need in a timely basis," added Gardner. 

505 Southwestern, known as the craft beer of green chile and salsas, is among the fastest growing sauce and salsa brands in the country and the only nationally-distributed premium green chile brand in the U.S. Named for the area code of the city from which it derived, 505 Southwestern products originated in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1997 when local restaurateur Roy Solomon decided to jar his famous green chile. Today, the 505 Southwestern brand is headquartered outside of Denver, Colorado and still manufactured in Albuquerque, and uses the highest quality green chiles from the Hatch Valley. The company has seen unprecedented growth with 505 Southwestern products distributed in all 50 states as well as London.