Apr 28, 2021
Why Del Monte is expanding to organic fresh-cut fruit production
Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. this month announced it would expand its organic fresh-cut fruit operations in the United States and Canada.
In a news release, Fresh Del Monte said the expansion will allow the company to continue growing its business while diversifying its variety of produce stock-keeping units, or SKUs.
Fresh Del Monte has offered conventional fresh-cut fruit processing nationwide for more than 20 years. The expansion to organic fresh-cut fruit production comes as a result of popular trends and rising demand for organic products, according to the news release.
Fresh Del Monte is marketing the expansion into organic fresh-cut produce as a convenience for retailers, “since fruits cannot be cut in-store.” The fruit is cut-to-order at each facility for direct, next-day deliveries and pickups, according to the company.
“Our team is always working to find new and innovative solutions to meet the needs of our consumers, and we are excited to offer our customers greater freshness and efficiencies in the organic fresh-cut fruit category,” said Kirk Teske, vice president, product management and sales, Fresh-Cut N.A. “We’re committed to providing our customers with new and existing products that fit their various lifestyles and look forward to getting the freshest produce in their hands.”
For more information on Del Monte products, including recipes and promotions, please visit www.delmontefresh.com.