Afaq News :
Del Monte®, a leading provider of fresh, healthy and great-tasting food to consumers around the globe, opened its fresh-cut facility in Kuwait on Monday October 21, 2019. The opening comes in line with Del Monte’s endeavors to expand in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in continuation of its success story since its first debut in the UAE in 2007.
The ceremony was attended by Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fresh Del Monte Produce; Larry Memmott, Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Kuwait; Shari Stout, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Kuwait; Saqr Abu-Shattal, Ambassador of Jordan to Kuwait; Ayman Al-Basha, Commercial Division Manager/Fresh Foods, The Sultan Center; Makram Malaeb, Corporate Commercial Director at The Sultan Center; Muntaser Al-Qadah, General Manager, McDonald’s Kuwait; Charbel BuMusa, Procurements and Quality Manger, McDonald’s Kuwait; Ian Parkes, Deputy Chief of Production Unit, Foods and Restaurants Division, Alshaya Group; Mohammed Abbas, VP for APMENA region, Del Monte; and Akram Kamal, General Manager, Del Monte Kuwait.
“The newly launched fresh-cut facility is yet another milestone achieved by Del Monte® under its expansion strategy in the MENA markets,” commented Mohammed Abbas, VP for APMENA region. “The new launch will foster our position as a leading provider of fresh fruit and vegetables that boost wellness and healthier lifestyle of the people.”
He added, “The successes achieved by Del Monte in the region since 2007 are a result of its more than 125 years old passion of providing healthy nutrition and products. Our new fresh-cut facility is the chosen fresh produce supplier of large companies such as Mc Donald`s in Kuwait, which is a testimony of the quality of products and services we provide.”
The new state-of-the-art facility offers just-in-time delivery capabilities including cold storage facilities, fresh-cut fruit and vegetable operations, and an ultra-fresh juice manufacturing operation. It reflects the principles of product innovation, quality, freshness and reliability that Del Monte® has adopted since its inception over a century and two decades ago.
“We are glad for this recent development, and are determined to push forward our reach in Kuwait and the wider MENA region in order to continue providing healthy and fresh food to people of the region, and be an integral part of their healthy lifestyle,” Mohammed Abbas concluded.
About Del Monte Fresh Produce Middle East and North Africa
The Del Monte group of companies in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) is a leading producer, marketer and distributor of fresh and value-added fruits and vegetables and other fresh produce, ultra-fresh beverages and prepared food; refining the market and providing solutions for healthy eating. The Company’s agricultural and manufacturing practices are validated by local and international standards in sustainability, quality, food safety, and social accountability and comply with all applicable laws. The Company markets its products under the Del Monte® brand (under license from Del Monte Foods, Inc.), a symbol of product innovation, quality, freshness and reliability for over 125 years. MENA is an indirect subsidiary of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. and 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.
Racha El Aawar, Marketing Manager, MENA, +97143333801