Fresh Del Monte Produce reported the COVID-19 pandemic dropped expected net sales of fresh, value-added and banana segments in an “unprecedented and turbulent” second quarter by an estimated $132 million.
Following the debut of a new logo and mission statement in 2019 — marking 100 years in business — wholesaler and distributor John Vena Inc., Philadelphia, has a redesigned website with a host of new features.
Fresh Del Monte officials say 2019’s increase in earnings reflects the company’s diversification into fresh-cut and value-added, a move the company began with the purchase of Mann Packing two years ago.
Crunchies Natural Food Co., offers a line of freeze-dried fruits, including strawberries, mixed fruit, strawberry-banana, pineapple, mango and cinnamon apple, said Shaby Fisher, senior marketing specialist.
Citing lower banana prices in Europe and an oversupply of pineapples North America, Coral Gables, Fla.-based Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. reported higher sales but an overall loss for the quarter that ended June 29.