Del Monte Fresh Produce NA, Coral Gables, Fla., has opened its own packing facility in Michoacán, Mexico, said Chris Henry, vice president of sales and product management for avocados.
“The team has done an incredible job expanding efficiencies to guarantee that Fresh Del Monte continues to consistently provide our customers with the freshest fruit that meets our strict standards,” he said.
The company has ripened avocados available at 25 distribution centers across the U.S., Henry added.
Also at Del Monte Fresh, Scott Ross, most recently with West Pak Avocados, Murrieta, Calif., has joined the company as senior sales manager for the avocado program.
“(Ross) has already made a positive impact expanding our customer base in the Northeast by offering his insight into the category and retail experience,” Henry said.