Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a vertically integrated producer, marketer, and distributor of fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, as well as a major producer and distributor of prepared fruit and vegetables, juices, beverages and snacks in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The company markets its products worldwide under the DEL MONTE brand. The company sources its fresh produce products (bananas, pineapples, melons, tomatoes, grapes, apples, pears, peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries, citrus, avocados, blueberries and kiwi) primarily from Central and South America, Africa, the Philippines, North America and Europe. The company sources its prepared food products primarily from Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. The company’s products are sourced from company-owned operations, through joint venture arrangements and through supply contracts with independent producers. The company distributes its products in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and South America. The company’s products are sourced from company-controlled farms and independent growers. As of January 1, 2016, the company transported its fresh produce to markets using its fleet of 13 owned and 6 chartered refrigerated vessels, and operated 4 port facilities in the United States. The company also operated 39 distribution centers, generally with cold storage and banana ripening facilities in its key markets worldwide, including the United States, Japan, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Germany, and France. The company also operates 16 fresh-cut facilities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia, some of which are located within the company’s distribution centers. The company markets and distributes its products to retail stores, club stores, wholesalers, distributors and foodservice operators in approximately 100 countries worldwide. The company’s distribution centers and fresh-cut facilities address the improving demand from supermarket chains, club stores, foodservice providers, mass merchandisers and independent grocers to provide value-added services, including the preparation of fresh-cut produce, ripening, customized sorting and packing, just-in-time and direct-store-delivery and in-store merchandising and promotional support. The company offers various fresh produce in all major markets along with fresh-cut produce in selected markets and a prepared food product line that includes prepared fruit and vegetables, juices, beverages and snacks in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and countries formerly part of the Soviet Union. The company produces, sources, distributes, and markets a range of fresh produce throughout the world, primarily under the DEL MONTE brand, as well as under other proprietary brands, such as UTC and Rosy. The company also produces, distributes, and markets prepared fruits and vegetables, juices, beverages and snacks under the DEL MONTE brand, as well as other proprietary brands, such as Fruit Express, Just Juice, Fruitini, and other regional trademarks in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and countries formerly part of the Soviet Union. Bananas The company produces bananas on company-controlled farms in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Brazil and the Philippines; and purchases bananas from independent growers in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala, Cameroon, and the Philippines. Although the company’s supply contracts are primarily long-term, it also makes purchases in the spot market, primarily in Ecuador. In the Philippines, the company has leased approximately 4,900 hectares of land where it has planted approximately 3,400 hectares of bananas for the Asia and the Middle East markets. Gold Pineapples The pineapples, such as the company’s Del Monte Gold Extra Sweet pineapple, which has an improved taste, golden shell color, bright yellow flesh and higher vitamin C content, has replaced the Champaka and other traditional pineapple varieties in demand. Fresh-Cut Produce The majority of fresh-cut produce is sold to consumers through retail and club store settings, as
fresh del monte produce inc
241 Sevilla Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 305 520 8400
Fax: 305 567 0320www.freshdelmonte.com
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