Fresh Del Monte Expands Distribution of Convenient and Sustainable Single-Serve Bananas in Europe to Address Food Waste and Seize the On-the-Go Snacking Trend
Monaco, February 2, 2023. Fresh Del Monte, a global provider of fresh fruits, has announced, on the eve of the FRUIT LOGISTICA fair in Berlin, a strong expansion plan of its convenient 24-count single-serve Del Monte banana box across the European market. The product is packed in a small box designed to meet the increasing demand for convenient, on-the-go snacking across different retail and food service channels. It is also designed to help European consumers fight inflation while supporting the company's efforts in sustainable farming and reducing food waste along the supply chain.
The Del Monte single-serve bananas are displayed loose, and each finger is marked with the Del Monte Quality logo, making it easy for consumers to shop for the exact quantity they need and reducing the risk of food waste at both the store andhousehold level. The bananas are grown on the company's carbon neutral certified farms in Costa Rica and Guatemala. Depending on the country, the bananas will bear the new home compostable sticker that the company rolled out since last year to inspire further recycling and composting habits in consumers' homes.
"In a moment where all reports show an alarming short-term decrease in fresh fruit consumption across Europe and amid inflation tensions that hit consumers' wallets, we want to reinforce our commitment to make healthy, quality fresh produce accessible to as many households as possible," comments Thierry Montange, Marketing Director, Del Monte Europe Africa. "Sometimes shoppers on the go or those living alone feel like buying one or two single fruits, without extra packaging or costs. We believe there should be a quality fresh produce option for them wherever they are. Our commitment to sustainability includes reducing food waste across the whole supply chain and this new offer is a great step in that direction. Our long-standing programs of carbon neutral farming and regenerative agriculture are meant to inspire our customers and consumers to keep enjoying fresh, nutritious bananas, now as a single-serve snack option with Fresh Del Monte quality."
The certified sustainably grown single-serve Del Monte bananas will be available for purchase at leading grocery stores and supermarkets across European markets in the next weeks. They are packed in 4.53kg/10 pounds loose, with exactly 24 bananas per box.
About Fresh Del Monte
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. is one of the world's leading vertically integrated producers, marketers, and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, as well as a leading producer and distributor of prepared food in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Fresh Del Monte markets its products worldwide under the DEL MONTE® brand (under license from Del Monte Foods, Inc.), a symbol of product innovation, quality, freshness, and reliability for over 135 years. The company also markets its products under the MANNTM brand and other related trademarks. Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. is not affiliated with certain other Del Monte companies around the world, including Del Monte Foods, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Del Monte Pacific Limited, Del Monte Canada, or Del Monte Asia Pte. Ltd. Fresh Del Monte is the first global marketer of fruits and vegetables to commit to the "Science Based Targets" initiative. In 2022, Fresh Del Monte Produce was ranked as one of "America's Most Trusted Companies" by Newsweek based on an independent survey rating companies on three different touchpoints, including customer trust, investor trust, and employee trust. Fresh Del Monte Produce is traded on the NYSE under the symbol FDP.
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