Fresh Del Monte Produce Partners With Vertage to Expand Distribution of Healthy Foods; Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh and Tim Wildin Comment
MIAMI, FL - A newfound alliance is doubling down on health and sustainability in our industry. Fresh Del Monte Produce has aligned with chef-founded company Vertage in a strategic collaboration to expand the reach of healthy and sustainable food options for consumers.
“Vertage shares our commitment to sustainable, healthy eating, and we’re excited for the possibilities this alliance will bring,” said Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Fresh Del Monte. “We’re always seeking to collaborate with brands that align with our mission and can leverage our multiple streams of business, such as our reliable logistics network.”
The produce giant will support the growth of Vertage by providing access to its production facilities, technology, and logistics network through its inland logistics company, which includes Tricont Trucking and Tricont Logistics, a press release explained.
Through this alliance, Vertage will gain access to distribution and transportation and the ability to expand into new markets by utilizing Tricont and Fresh Del Monte’s ships, ports, and temperature-controlled warehouses—which are strategically located throughout 34 facilities in North America.
“Fresh Del Monte has an incredible legacy as a global leader in fresh, healthy eating, and we are honored to partner with them,” said Tim Wildin, Chief Executive Officer at Vertage. “This partnership will allow us to expand our line of our clean-label, healthy foods to more people, more quickly, and more affordably than ever before.”
This partnership is only one element of the provider’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and healthy living. With consumer demand for clean-label, healthier products currently on the rise, Vertage and Fresh Del Monte are well-positioned to deliver products that are nutritious, convenient, and affordable, creating commercial opportunities for both companies.
As the release went on to note, Fresh Del Monte continues to solidify its goal to optimize its underutilized assets and offer its resources to others.
How else will the supplier push forward in this ambitious goal? Keep reading ANUK as we report.