CHEP Announces New Contract with Del Monte Fresh Produce

  CHEP Announces New Contract with Del Monte Fresh Produce

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- November 01, 2012

CHEP, a leading provider of managed pallet pooling solutions, announced a new
contract for shipping platform solutions with Del Monte Fresh Produce, one of
the nation’s largest marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh and
fresh-cut fruit and vegetables.  Del Monte Fresh Produce transports branded
bananas, melons and pineapples to supermarket chains, club stores, foodservice
distributors and wholesalers across North America on CHEP pallets.

CHEP has been the preferred shipping platform for Del Monte Fresh Produce in
North America since 2006 because it aligns with customer requirements,
eliminates most product damage and rejections, and meets the company’s
environmental sustainability objectives.

Emanuel Lazopoulos, Senior Vice President, North America Sales and Product
Management at Del Monte Fresh Produce, said: “CHEP consistently delivers high
quality, reliable pooling solutions to our facilities and consistently
demonstrates in-country expertise that results in our products being delivered
to our customers without us having to worry about the reliability and quality
of our pallets.”

CHEP USA Senior Vice President of Sales Michael Pooley said: “Fresh Del Monte
and CHEP USA continue to be long-term, strategic partners aligned on both
productivity improvement and environmental sustainability issues. The CHEP
business model has been tested by Del Monte and other great companies, and has
consistently delivered value to the retail supply chain for more than 50

About Del Monte Fresh Produce

Del Monte Fresh Produce is part of the Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. (NYSE:
FDP) group, 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, the Middle East and the countries formerly part of the Soviet
Union. Del Monte Fresh markets its products worldwide under the Del Monte^®
brand, a symbol of product innovation, quality, freshness and reliability for
more than 100 years. For more information, visit

About CHEP

CHEP is a global leader in managed, returnable and reusable packaging
solutions, serving many of the world's largest companies in sectors such as
consumer goods, fresh produce, beverage and automotive. CHEP’s service is
environmentally sustainable and increases efficiency for customers while
reducing operating risk and product damage. CHEP’s 7,500-plus employees and
300 million pallets and containers offer unbeatable coverage and exceptional
value, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points in 50 countries. Our
customer portfolio includes global companies and brands such as Procter &
Gamble, Sysco, Kellogg's, Kraft, Nestlé, Ford and GM. CHEP is part of Brambles
Limited. For more information, visit


Sheila Farrier, +1-407-226-4293
Director of Communications
RAM Communications
Ronald Margulis, +1-908-272-3930
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