Del Monte Fresh Introducing New Lines of Single-Serve Salad Bowls and Fruit & Protein Snacks
CORAL GABLES, FL - With more consumers than ever looking for healthy and ready-to-eat meal options from retailers, Del Monte Fresh is stepping up with a major expansion of its Nature MadeTM brand which will now include a variety of new single-serve salad bowls and fresh fruit & protein snack packs.
“We are excited to launch our newest product line that will include salads and snack packs. Our focus is the on-the-go consumer seeking a convenient, healthy, and complete meal. Our new product range makes it easy to eat healthy, with delicious and nutritious salads made with premium quality ingredients complete with a fork, dressing, and even an after-meal breath mint. As one of the largest fresh cut suppliers, extending our product line to include salads and snacks for the on-the-go consumer was a logical move,” says Dennis Christou, Vice President of Marketing, North America for Del Monte.
The salad bowls will come in a variety of flavors such as Nature MadeTM Caesar Salad with White Chicken and Nature MadeTM Turkey and Bacon Cobb Salad. The fruit & protein snack packs will offer retails and consumers a similar range of fresh and healthy options. The Turkey and Swiss Snack Pack for example will feature red grapes, red apple slices, turkey slices, swiss cheese, and crackers. Another snack pack, the Sausage Links & Pancake Pack, comes with grapes, buttermilk pancakes, apples, turkey breakfast sausage, and syrup.
Del Monte Fresh is able to offer all of these new products thanks largely to a major expansion of its processing facilities in Dallas, Texas. In addition to its new Nature MadeTM products, the new facility will also allow Del Monte to offer more bagged, single-serve fruit and vegetable options which will appeal to a wide range of food providers, from traditional retailers to schools.
According to a press release, the new Nature MadeTM salad bowls and snack packs will initially only be avaliable in the South Central and Midwest regions of the United States. Plans are already in place however to expand the product release in the future.