Mann Packing Expands to East Coast; Chip Obracay Discusses
SALINAS, CA - East Coast grocery stores are clearing off some shelf space in the produce department, as Mann Packing is expanding its footprint in the region. With the support of parent company Fresh Del Monte Produce’s wholly owned distribution facilities, the supplier will now be servicing several major retailers in North Carolina.
“We have created a turnkey program at Mann’s with the customer in mind,” says Chip Obracay, Vice President of National Sales. “Not only do we have a wide array of products, but we also have a large distribution network from coast to coast, which lowers costs for our customers, while also providing them with wide-ranging quality products in a timely fashion.”
By leveraging the services of Tricont Trucking & Logistics, Fresh Del Monte’s third-party inland logistics company, Mann’s is able to provide customers nationwide with fresh produce, a press release explained. Mann’s integrated supply chain allows customers to purchase products and have them processed and delivered, all directly via Mann Packing. The efficiency of this system allows for an optimization in shelf-life for products at a lower cost to the customer.
Mann’s products now arrive at the distribution center in the morning and are shipped to the customer by the end of the same day. The press release added that this is made possible by ready-made pallets that are identified for specific destinations.
Mann Packing currently provides multiple deliveries of fresh fruits and vegetables to Fresh Del Monte-owned facilities across North America. In the future, the company plans to expand further to provide more customers with its fresh and value-added products.
Keep an eye out for more expansion news as we report.