Del Monte Kenya offers conducive working environment for Female employees by opening breast feeding center

KENYA – Leading fruit processor in Kenya, Del Monte has cut the ribbon to its new breast feeding center aimed to empower its female employees as they claim their right to breastfeed. According to the fresh fruit juice producer, the launch of the facility is in line with the recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO), that children should feed exclusively on breast milk for the first six months of their lives. The launch also aligns with The Kenya Health Act, 2017 that mandates employers to set up breastfeeding stations…

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Del Monte’s subsidiary Mann Packing opens fifth vegetable production facility in US

US – Mann Packing – a subsidiary of North American food production and distribution company Fresh Del Monte Produce – has announced the opening of its new packaged vegetable production facility in Gonzales, California. Founded in 1939, Mann Packing was acquired by Fresh Del Monte Produce in 2018 for $361 million and now operates under its vegetable division. According to a statement from Mann, the new 130,000 square-feet facility will produce a range of vegetable products including Mann’s veggie slaws, veggie sides and Nourish Bowl salads, in addition to fresh-cut…

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Fresh Del Monte Produce opens new US$19m fresh cut plant in Japan

JAPAN – Fresh Del Monte Japan, a subsidiary of Fresh Del Monte Produce, has officially began operations in its newly constructed US$19 million plant in Yokohama, Japan with an annual production capacity of 10,000 tons of fruits and vegetables. Fresh Del Monte Produce broke ground on the US$19 million facility last year. The company says that the new facility is built in stringent hygiene protocols and a cutting-edge low-temperature air condition management system to maintain product quality and freshness. Fresh Del Monte said that the new state-of-the-art fresh cut facility…

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Fresh Del Monte Produce names Elana Gold as Chief Marketing Officer

USA – Fresh Del Monte Produce has appointed Elana Gold as the company’s new Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) as the fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables distributor continues to build its global brand image. In this key role, Elana will lead Fresh Del Monte’s global marketing functions, executing global, regional and local marketing strategies aimed at delivering long-term and sustainable business growth for the iconic brand. Elana boasts more than 25 years in building strategies, organizations and capabilities for top global companies and brands, including Abbot, Novartis,…

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Purple Carrot makes US$4m equity investment from Fresh Del Monte company

USA – Purple Carrot, the first and only 100% plant-based meal kit company, has announced that Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. has made a US$4 million equity investment in the company. Purple Carrot, which launched in October 2014 out of Levitt’s garage, delivers fresh, pre-portioned ingredients nationwide with simple step-by-step guidance for people to cook distinctive, healthy, plant-based meals at home. According to the company, the strategic investment brings an infusion of capital as well as leverage to optimize supply chain efficiency, gain access to the developing retail channel, and…

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